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54- BEAUTY JOURNAL Cellulite busters; 

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141 HEALTH JOURNAL Cafteme intoxication; a new 
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144 DIET & NUTRITION 10 Eating Habits 
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"1 cniilchil l)elic\'c m\ c\ c^ said Isabella, 26. an advertis- 
ing salesperson who's been manied for two years. "R}'an left 
the computer on when he went out to walk the dog. and on 
the screen was an online journal he's been keeping, appar- 
ently for months. Tliere. for the world to see. \vas a list of 
complaints: 'She gets hysterical if I leave a dirty dish in the 
sink.' I hate coming home.* He e\en called me names! 

"When I confronted him. Ryan widi die breakfast dishes still piled in 

claimed he was "just soundmg off." But the sink, \\buld it kill him to vacu- 

diis was a betrayal. Sure, diings have um? Is he incapable of making a 

been tense, but wh)- didn"t he talk to bed? If he picked up his clodies on 

me instead of ranting to the world? his o\m. I wouldn't nag him. 



"Ryan dreams of being a comic- 
book writer, and I know diat one dav 
he'll be successful. He forgets how tal- 
ented he is pard\- because he's stuck 



"Ryan and I met four yeai's ago in 
an online chat room for music buffs. I 
had just gi^aduated from college and 
was li%'ing with m\' parents. \\e e 



in a dull job at a real-estate agency. To mailed each other for a vear before 
make matters worse. I think he re- we met m person. 




sents the fnci that I make more mon- 
e\' than he docs. We ne\ er talk about 
any of this, thougii. Mosdv we just .ar- 
gue, often about pctt\- stuff, like the 



".\t first. I thought he wasn't m\- 
type. He \\as grungy. with three 
days' growth of beard. But I felt a 
spark. He was smart and playful— a 



throw pillows I just b.mght: Ryan free spirit. \\'e saw foreign films arrd 
deemed diem unnccessarN. Bui .'"xini; 
up our home makes me happ\ . 

"Tlie real problem is that R%an is a 
slob. I don't get home until 7: he's 
home by 5. It's infuriaung to w;ilk in 
.md see him sprawled on the couch. 



listened to jazz. .\nd diough he was 
shy. he was more sensid^•e dian die 
gin s I'd gi-o\sii up widi. who cared 
onh about theii" cai's. 

"I'm the older of two girls. \h' pai"- 
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BY MARGERY D. ROSEN 



old-fashioned. Dad worked in con- 
sUTJcdon until he ^\-as laid off 10 years 
ago. Modier \vas home when we were 
little but started working part-dme 
when Dad lost liis job. But she still 
manages the '(vhole household and 
prides herself on her immaculate 
home. She is a demanding woman. 
We ^\"ere expected to do well in 
school, help around the house and 
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short, we'd get the silent treatment. 

"Ryan says I worry too much 
about pleasing my parents. That's 
probably because he's never been 
close to his own mom and dad- 
neither even came to our wedding. 
He also hates the fact diat my sister 
drops over most nights to hang out. 

"Ryan is usually so private. That's 
another reason I'm so shell-shocked. 
I can't beheve he feels more comfort- 



able talking to strangers on his Web 
I02; than to me. And what if someone 
recognizes his screen name? W^'ve 
never had secrets before. Now I won- 
der if I really know tliis man." 

■ \- ii^v.;!!. ^■^:^!»C'!! is blowing 
diings out of proportion." said Ryan, a 
still-boyish 25-ycar-old. "Look. I've 
been wiiring and drawing all my life. 
It helps me put diings in perspecdve. 



On my blog. I might post my polidcal 
\iews or a poem or whatever pops 
into my head. People respond with 
witticisms or ad\icc. One gu^• who'd 
had similar issues with his girlfriend 
told me to 'hang in there." Another 
said I had a right to be angn.'. It's like 
group therapy, but tot:dly anon)Tnous. 
"Nothing in my life is working. I 
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I've always wanted to wTirc and illus- 
iraic comic books but 1 dropped otit 
of college after my sojihomore year 
and got a job selling furniture. Then 
last year, the store where I worked 
went bankmpt. iuid I had to take diis 
dead-end real-estate job. Then my 
parents separated. 

"W'hen Isabella and I first met. 
we'd talk for hours. No one ever 
ciucd about me die way she did. Now, 
the first wcjrds out of her moudi when 
she walks through die door are to crit- 
icize me. 'You call this clean.-^' shell 
scream. She sounds like her mother. 

"In truth. I don 't see diat die laun- 
dry didn't get done or that diere are 
dog hairs on the sofa. Those things 
aren't on my radar screen. Neatness 
was not a priority for my mom. She 
had her hands full keeping my broth- 
er and me fed. But Isabella's parents' 
home looks like a museum. 

"My mom was just 16 and tm- dad 
18 when I was bom. Neither attended 
college, and my dad. who worked for 
a phone company, was an alcoholic. 
He humiliated me in fi-ont of people, 
called me stupid. To stay sane, I'd 
spend hours alone in my room read- 
ing or sketching. I surprised myself by 
how upset I was by their divorce. 

"Isabella's family is unbelievablv 
close. I like diem, but I'll ne\er imder- 
stand why Sunday-night dinner is a 
command performance, or whv her 
younger sister, whose life is a soap 
opera, must come over e\ery night. 
Antl \cs. it's hard to watch Isabella 
spend moue% on iaiicy pillows we 
don't need-emd even haidcr to say so. 
since it's her mone\' in die first place. 

"Tlie woman I fell in loxe witli wa> 
caring and romantic. Tlic one I li\ c 
with now makes me feel like a hen- 
pecked old num. She's so melodra- 
matic. Betrayal? PUum. The blog is 
me;uungless. \\li\- c:in't she forget it.^" 



"Y\-\\ ccnistaiulx- surprised by 
how many couples, though very 
much in lo\c. fail to discuss how they 
will handle the minutiae of daily life- 
be ii housekeeping tasks or money 
managemetit-once they're married," 
said the counselor. "Ine\'itably. they 
are shocked by how quickly fights 
o\er seemingly triv- 
ial matters swamp 
good feelings. WTiile 
Ryan's online con- 
fessions, and subse- 
quent excuses, were 
undeniably hurtful. 
Isabella's discovery 
forced them to take 
a hard look at prob- 
lems they had swept 
under the rug for 
two years. My goal was to help them 
notnish their \o\e while Lhe\' figined 
out hovs' to li^■e with each other. 

"Like many newh"\veds. especially 
diose who"\"e ne\er li\ed on their own. 
diese two found themsehes sminbling 
tliiough a period of disappointments. 
Isabella and Rvan lacked the basic 
communication skills necessaiA' to dis- 
cuss sensiri\'e or iiegau\e feefings, as 
well as to disagiee ;ind actuall\- resoKe 
problems before skirmishes erupted. 

"Bodi also needed to giow up. Is- 
abella had to loosen the emotional 
ties she had %rith her family aiid align 
herself with her husband. I encour- 
aged her to find ways to remain close 
to her sister without seeing her e\"ei"\' 
night. Ryan had to take responsibilit%- 
for die practical aspects of liis life, in- 
cluding sharing household tasks and 
making long-tenn career goals. 

"Like her modier. Isabella tried to 
be the perfect ^vife. And she as- 
>umed that once she and R\an were 
married, he would share her desire 
tor a neat-as-a-pin home and em- 
brace her faniilv. When that didn't 



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see the dog 

hairs on the 

sofa or the 

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happen. Isabella's irritation deepened 
but, unable to tell R)"an how she felt. 
she stuffed her anger inside until it 
leaked out in sarcastic comments or 
temperamental outbursts. 

" I said to her, "Ask yourself: Is 
diere a kernel of truth in what Ryan 
wTOte? Sometimes, if you can admit 
some responsibility 
for the problems, 
you can begin to 
make changes," In 
time, Isabella real- 
ized her constant 
carping was pushing 
Ryan away, 

" "Timing is criti- 
cal." I said. "The first 
five minutes after 
you see each other 
at the end of the workday set the 
mood for the entire evening," I re- 
minded Isabella to choose her words 
carefully, using non-accusator\- state- 
ments. "Could you help me \sith din- 
ner.-^" will elicit support far more 
effectively than "WTi}" can't you ever 
start dirmer?" \Ve also discussed the 
"when you/I feel" model: 'When you 
lea\-e dirt\- clothes on the floor, I feel 
that you expect me to pick them up." I 
cautioned her to stay in the present: 
"Discuss one issue at a time, and don"t 
dredge up what he did or didn"t do 
last -iveek." At the first t%\inge of resent- 
ment. I advised her to take several 
deep breaths to calm down and think 
about whether her anger was justified. 
She repoited back diat on several oc- 
casions, simply applying the verbal 
brakes kept her fi-om lashing out. 

"■Rvan brought hea\y emotional 
baggage to die relationship. Always a 
loner. he"d had fitde encouragement 
growing up and he stiU believed that 
few people were in his comer Isabel- 
las criticisms reminded him of his fa- 
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was cstranu;cd from liis [parents, he 
still harbored a deep longing for the 
happ\, whole familv he never had. 
That"s probabl) why the news of 
their split hit him so hard. 

"One direct result of Ryans dys- 
functional family was diat he had no 
role model for how to be a good hus- 
band. When conflict an^se. he acted 
out by either ignoring his wife's re- 
quests or withdrawing, as hed done 
as a child. VVTiting was therapeutic 
for him, but he failed to recognize 
that his online journal, albeit anony- 
mous, was as w^oLuiding to Isabella as 
her harsh words were to him. I sug- 
gested that perhaps subconsciously 
he had left the journal on the screen 
because it allowed him to tell her 
what he '.vas unable to say out loud. 
Acknowledging this. Ryan stopped 
minimizing Isabellas concerns, and 
ofTered a heartfelt apolog)'. 

■■ "I needed to hear that." Isabella 
said. Ryan's empathy was a turning 
point. As she changed her approach- 
even giving lum a hug and snuggling 
on the couch when she got home in- 
stead of rushing to make dinner-the 
bickering diminished and they were 
able to focus en strategies for resolv- 
ing everyday issues. I explained to Is- 
abella that lor Ryan, as for many 
men. the details of home life were in- 
signiificant. "WTiile you get fnisnated 
that he doesn't do more, he's per- 
plexed that you do so muchl' I said. 
Still. T told Ryan that he had to pay 
attention to things that bothered Is- 
abella, like a trail of dirt\- clodies. 

"To divide die work evenly, they 
made a list of weekly household du- 
ties, assigned tasks and posted the 
"contract' on the refrigerator. Ryan 
reported back that he'd been "prettv- 
good" about doing his shaie. id gi\e 
myself a B.' Isabella tipped that to an 
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to be his priorities' 
and that "dirty dish- 
es aren't worth fight- 
ing over." 

■'Neither, diey de- 
cided, was the tradi- 
tion of spending 
every Sunday night 
with her parents. 
"It"s time to make 
our own traditions." 
Isabella announced. 
"Some weeks we"ll 
go. sometimes we 
won"t: my mother 
will live!" They also 
started attending 
more concerts, plays 
and movies. Freed 
from mandaton- appearances. Ryan she"d lighted candles tfu'oughout the 



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full time to study art." 
■ "My salary will I 
cover part of the tu- 
idon. and well take 
out loans for the I 
rest." Isabella added. 

""Armed with the| 
skills to communi- 
cate effectively and I 
defuse volatile top- 
ics, the couple's old 
closeness returned. 1 1 
sa\v how much pro- 
gress the\"d made 
when Ryan told me 
about Isabella's 
\'alentine"s Day sur- 
prise. "I came back 
from walking the 
doEf." he said, "and 



became more willing to spend time 
widi Isabella"s friends and family. 

""At tliis point. I brought up money, 
wirich they had never discussed. Ini- 
tially. R\an said he didn't mind daat 
Isabella earned more, but after a mo- 
ment's reflecdon. he said. "Actually, it 
bothers me. Not diat she doesn't de- 
sene it. But I can't help feeling that 
my own life is going nowhere." 
- "It ^vas a brave admission. "Self- 
worth starts with feeUng good about 
\vhat \ou"re doing ^\ith your life." I 
said. I had several individual sessions 
\\ith Ryan. "You didn"t have die diild- 
hood you desened." I noted. "Many 
people didn"t. But your father"s in- 
sults reflect on liim. not on you. In- 
stead of feeling victimized, find \savs 
to change die outcome of your ston." 

""Wlien Ryan mentioned a comic- 
book convenuon in Cliicago. Isabella 
encouraged liim to go. He did. meet- 
ing seveixil publishers \vho asked liim 
to submit ide:is. "It may not amount to 
anvTJiing. but it fiird me up." he said. 
'In die tall. Tm 2:oin2, back to scliool 




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fiom the kitchen to die bedroom. It 
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'1'/ and Todd Huff 
met in 1995, both lare reeling from bad 
relatwmliipi and found solaee in commisera- 
tion. Cher)'l ukr in the midst of a messy 
divorce, and Todd, already divorced, zvas 
breaking up xcith a live-in girljrimd. Each 
also had a wn starting kindergarten and 
Jaced similar parenting challenges. After 
premarital counseling to sort out the linger- 
ing effects of Jailed first marriages, the pair 
-wed in 2001. "/ thought iced dealt -with 
our emotional baggage," says Cheryl. 40, 
"but 'Todd -was still afraid to open up." 
Todd, 36, ackno-wledges that he ai'oided 
Che/yl by goin<i, nut to bars at night, a 
habit that -was a natural extension of his 
sales job at his father's Goodyear dealer- 
ship. Cheryl, -who -worked at the dealership 
herself, -was stuck in ike evenings beins; a 
solo parent of her son. 'Ihn. no-.e 13, and 
'Jodd's son. John, also 13, -w>ii> lizrd -with 




them on alternate -weeks. "I got no support 
or companionship fo/n Todd," she says. "I 
-was getting angrier and angrier." 

In sessions -with Lynn Davies. L.C.P.C, 
a marital counselor prac tiring in Toxeson. 
Maryland, Todd admitted that "getting 
dumped ticice had destroyed my fad h in 
-women." Davies encouraged hun to voice his 
fars to Cheryl, -who reassured him of her 
unzcai'ering commitment. Davies also got 
Todd to understand that "I had to stof) act- 
ing like a single person," he says. 

When Cheryl became pregnant in 
2002. Tnid reaffirmed that he -was "a 
fimily man at heart." The couple continued 
counseling until the birth of Connor, no-w 
2. During that time, Tdd finally stopped 
-worryin<r that Cheryl -was mins: to ahan- 
don him. For her part. Cheryl -was thrilled 
to haie Tdd home at night, fully ini'olved 
in the children and the marriage. We 
checked in -with them recently. 
Todd: I'm glad I got up the nei-vc to 
take one more chance on lo\"e. 
Chery!: Me. too. 

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family: Todd and 
Cheryl enjoy being 
home with their 
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Todd: For a while. Cherv'l 
was afraid I'd revert to my I 
old \vays and start hang- 
ing out at bai's. But once I 
committed to being a real 
husband and father, that 
was it. 

Cheryl: I did wonder if 
the change might be tem- 
porary". Maybe he was just 
trying to humor me. But 
Todd clearly -wants to be 
with me and the boys. 
Todd: I'm so in love with 
Cheiyl. Looking back. I don't think I 
was e\"er reaU}" in love before. This is 
the real deal. .\nd I'm crazy about 
our sons and more detemiined than 
ever to be die dad Trni needs. 
Cheryl: In fairness. Todd wasn't the 
only one who was gun-shy. I may not 
ha\"e been going to bars, but I held 
back emotionally, too. After what I 
went through die first time aiound. I 
was afraid to be honest about my 
feelings. But the closer Todd and I 
grew in counseling, the more I real- 
ized that this was the relationship 
we'd both been waiting for 
Todd: Definitely. ^Ve hit the jackpot 
diis time. We trust each other. That's 
\vhat marriage is all about. CA 

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or three hours too 
many. In the first 
study to look at the 
effects of TV on 
toddlers' attention 
spans, researchers at 



Children's Hospital and 
Regional Medical 
Center in Seattle, 
found that each hour 
of TV watched daily by 
a child age 12 months 
to 3 years increased 
the risk of attention 
span problems, such as 
ADHD, by age 7. 
According to the study. 



the rapid change of 
images on the screen— 
the very thing that 
keeps kids engaged— 
overstimulates them at 
a critical phase of 
brain development. 
And educational 
programming doesn't 
get off the hook, 
either. "During the first 
two to three years of 
life, the brain is being 
fine-tuned," explains 
Dimitri A. Christakis, 
M.D., the lead 
researcher on the 
study. "And, in 
contrast to the way 
real life unfolds, TV 
can portray rapidly 
changing scenes and 
condition a toddler's 
brain to expect this 
fast pace." 
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your family? Six out of 10 
Americans say they consider friends 
part of their extended family, 
according to a survey by Harris 
Interactive. Many of the attributes 
these people say describe their 
relationships with relatives- 
common interests, good 
commujiication— are the same 
ingredients they say define their 
closest friendships. 

Why do Americans feel this way? 
"Family size is decreasing, in part 
because of the expense of raising kids 
and because women are having fewer 
kids," says Judith A. Myers-Walls, 
Ph.D., a certified family-life educator. 
"This, combined with the fact that 
families are now farther flung 
geographically, has caused Americans 
to adapt their definition of family. In 
many cases friends are duplicating 
the support family members used to 
provide." —Megan Cherkezian 



A BETTER WEDDING GIFT 



This wedding season, some brides are picking 
charity over china by encouraging guests to 
make donations in lieu of buying them more 
traditional wedding gifts, according to the Council 
on Foundations. But this doesn't mean couples 
no longer register for gifts. Thanks to a number 
of new Web sites, such as www.idofoundation.org. 
which launched in 2002, and www.justgive.org. 
brides and grooms can direct their guests to 
charities of their choice. 

"We launched our registry last year because there 
was a demand for it," says Kendall Webb, executive 



director of JustGive.org. "Every month we've seen 
an increase in the amount of traffic on the site, and 
so far, $250,000 has been raised." 

Like a gift registry, a donation registry gives 
guests information about charitable preferences. 
Couples can register for donation gifts and specify a 
suggested dollar amount, or they can give guests 
free rein in deciding how much and to whom they 
want to give. "Our couples raise anywhere from 
$200 to $6,000." says Bethany Robertson of the I Do 
Foundation. "We expect to raise over $100,000 in 
new donations this year." —Caroline Stanley 



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to take the Ail- 
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Here's the play: Your 14 year-old is 
out on the basketball coin-t in ftont of 
half the school. His shorts, \sorn in 
the current low-slung fashion. ha\e 
slipped to a point where one junip 
shot could result in what the kids call 
"moon over middle school," and he's 
obli\ious to the peril. You: A) nuike 
your \\a\' down to the home team's 
bench and whisper a warning, or Bi 
stay in the stands and root hard 
against gra\ ii\ . 

II you answered B. gi\c M)urself a 
high live. If you answered A \ou 
ma\' need some support, as m\ friend 
Eva did when her son was in the 
abo%"e situation. She was just lea\ing 
the bleachers to \vani her bo\ when 
my husband stopped her. explaining 



gently. "Even if his shorts end up 
around his ankles, it's not neai'ly as 
mortifying as ha\ing his mom come 
to the bench. " 

I can attest that being a proper 
SportsMom is no slam dunk these 
days. Even the modest athletic ca- 
reers of my kids. Sani, 14. and Lila. 
12. have left me sucking ^vind— and 
die MomCai" ho\ering perpetually on 
empty. Another woman in our 
rugged sisterhood put it best as we 
stood in a chill, needling rain and 
averted oiu" eyes from her mini\an. 
where her two sons \vere changing 
from sweat}- basketball togs into Lit- 
de League turiforms: "^Ve're so com- 
mitted I should he' committed." 

That's the subversive sentiment 
whispered among mothers on die side- 
lines and in the bleachers across die 

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nation, the one expressed on those ^ 
bumper stickers that say. .\ri' KID PL^i'S 
SOCCER: I H.^\"E NO UFE. Having kids 
in organized sports is no longer a ques- 
tion of bming them a mitt and point- 
ing them to\vard the park. Oh. no. 
Ours is an age of energetic excess. 
And woe betide die mom who can t or |i 
won't step up to the plate. : 

Ho\v intense can it get? Our' 
preschoors T-ball team sports full uni- 1 
fomis. despite the fact that these ad- 
mittedly adorable tots can't identify, r 
much less get to, first base. Every- t 
\vhere. off- field requirements mount: I 
team fund-raising, pancake break- 
fasts, spaghetti banquets, five-page li- 
ability waivers and mandatory 
"Codes of Parental Conduct on the 
Field of Sport" that must be all but 
signed in blood. For too many of us, 
die word "travel" conjures no pictm-e- 
postcard visions but drafty gyms 
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i-ii altci a brief inteiruplionin - -^, , 

'lonship to rosuvastatin therapy could not be determined, which resolved after discontinu- 30 mg/kg/day (systemic exposures 60 times the human exposure at 40 mg'day based on 
ilion ol therapy There were no cases of liver failure 01 irreversible livei disease m these AUC comparisons) Retinal dysplasia and retinal loss were seen in dogs treated for 4 '.veeks 
iiMls It is recommended that liver lunction tests be penoraied before and at 12 weeks tiy ofal Oavage at 90 mg/kg/day (systemic exposures lOfl times the human exptsure at 
lollowing both the initiation ollherapy and any elevation ol dose, and periodically (e.g.. "tO mg.'day based on AUC) Doses <3Q mj kg/day isyslemic eicosures £60 tims the 
semiannually) therealter Livei enzyme changes generally O'Xur in Ihe first 3 months of 
fie.ifmeiit witli losuvaslaiiii Palieiits who develop increased transaminase levels should be 
monitored until the abnormalities have resolved Should an increase m ALT or AST of 
>3 times ULN persist, reduction ot dose or withdrawal ol rosuvastatin is recommended 
Rosuvastatin should be used with caution in patients who consume substantial quantities of 
alcohol and/oi have a history ot liver disease (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Special 
Populations, Hepatic Insufficiency) Active liver disease or unexplained persistent transam- 
inase ele'/jlifi::-, ,iie f:iiili,iin'h[.iliiin«, to Ihe use of ro'MfAistifiii isee CONTRAINDICA- 
TIONS) Myopathy/ Rhabdomyolysis Rare cases of rhabdomyolysis wilh acute 
renal failure secondary to myoglobinuria have been reported with rosuvastahn and wilh 
other drugs in this class. Uncomplicated myalgia has been reported in rosuvastatin-treated 
naiients (see ADVERSE REACTIONS) Creatine kinase (CK) elevations (>10 times upper 
limit of noimal) occurred in 02% to 4% of patients taking rosuvastatin at doses of up to 
40 mg in clinical studies Treatment-related myopathy defined as muscle aches or muscle 

weakness in coniuncfion with increases in CK '.-alues >10 times upper limit of normal, was human exposure at 40 mgj'day based on ALC c:-c-' srs ■:■ c. ng tieaimen: ^o to one 
reported in up lo 01% ot patients taking rosuvastahn doses of up to 40 mg in clinical year did not reveal rehnal findings Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, 
studies Raie cases ot rhabdomyolysis were seen with higher Ihan recommended doses Impairment of Fertility In a 104-week carcinogenicity slucl)' in rats at dose levels 
(80 mg) ol rosuvastatin in clinical trials Factors that may predispose patients to myopathy of 2, 20, 60, or 80 mj'kgday by oral gavage, the incidence of utenne stromal polyps was 

with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors include advanced age (265 years), hypothyroidism, and significantly increased in femafes at 80 mg,'l<g,'day at systemic exprsure 20 Omes the J^J^J' ,„ ,^j g^,j„, „( overdose In the event d1 pv="j^5'' the patient should be 
renal insutticiency The incidence of myopathy increased at doses of rosuvastatin above the human exposure at 40 mg.'day based on AUC Increased mc.dence of polyps was not seen s^momatically and supportive measures instituted as'required Hemodialysis dol 
recommended dosage range Consequently 1 Rosuvastatin should be prescribed ',v't>' atiowerdoses !na10r-weekcarcinogenicitystud'yinmicegiven10,60,200mg'«g,'d3)'by significants enhance clearance of rosuvastatin DOSAGE AND ADMINI' 
caution in patients with predisposing factors for myopathy such as, lenahmpj, - -" ".age, an increased incidence of hepatocellular adenoma'carcinomaras observed at ^N The patient should be placed on a standard cholesterol-lowenno diet 

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION), advanced age, and hypothyroidism 2 Par- ' : kg'day at systemic exposures 20 times human exposure at 40 mg.'day based on ^,^,^^„^^ CRESTOR and should continue on this diet during treatment CRESTOR 

be advised to promptly report unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or wA?.'- . ^1 increased incidence ol hepatocellular tumors was not seen at lower doses, ^jp^.-u^..^ .j . 5,„m„ ^^^^ ., ^^^ ,^^j j,, ^^^ ^,^^ u, ^^,l,(,^l^J, f^^^ HypercW 

larly if accompanied by malaise or lever Rosuvastatin therapy should :- ; i ; -: ' Hesuvastabn was not mutagenic or clastogenic with or without metabolic activation mine (erolemia (Heterozyqous Familial and Nonfamiliol) ord M 
markedly elevated CK levels occur or myopathy is diagnosed or susper- / '-^ '• 3t Ames test with Sa/monete (yptomunom and fschencte M/i. the mouse lymphoma assay. Dyslipijemia (Fredrickson Type Ma and Mb) "he dose range for CRI 

myopathy during treatment with rosuvastatin may be increased with ;; ■:■ • ' -,:.- -,;■ and Ihe chromosomal aberration assay in Chinese hamster lung cells. Rosirastatin was ,5'.- V-^, -„-j j. , ^^.^..^ cRtSTOS should be individualized according 

tration ot olhei lipid-loweiing fheiapies or cyclosponne, (see CLINICAL PHAR.VIACOlOGY negahve in Ihe in v.w mouse micronucleus test. In rat fertility studies with oral gavage ot therapy anVresponse, The usiial recommended starting'dose of CRESTOR is 10 m| 

sidered for patients requirii 

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statin with tibrates or niacin should be carefully weighed against Ihe potential risks Ol gestation day / No adverse ehect on fertility mi obse-^'ed at 50 mj'sg.day (systemic |mgs Mvopathv.'Rhabdomyolysis) For pahents with marked hypercholesterolemia (I 
this combination, Combinahon therapy with rosuvastatin and oemhbrozil should exposures up to 10 times human e,xc<isure at 40 madav based on AUC comparisons) In ^ion~„;riii,'„rt ,„.„«?«» limrtiamoK 3 9(1 mn eianmn rtnco mau ho mnciHoml 
generally be avoided '«■"■ nn«"ni: Aun anMiuiciD.Timi ,.j oocr.nTin.ic n.... toct,rkjoirf™ci,«M™,thmc,„„oi«,n,ririmn,vn,'H,;,i„,„»=™„,h ™„,„;rii„ „^,„, >i»"ms/0L) ano aggressive iipioiaigers. a iumgsiamngoose may oeconsioere] 

Interactions). 4 The 

increased in circumstances which increase rosuvastahn drug levels (see CLINJCAL at 30 ma'Vg/day in addition to '.acuolalion of seminiferous tubular epithe'ium. Exposures in 

PHARiVIACOLOGY. Special Populations. Race and Renal Insulficiency. and PRECAU- the dog 'were 20 hmes and m the monkey 10 times human exposure at 40 mg/day based on 

TIGNS. General) ; Rosuvastatin therapy should also be temporarily withheld in any body surface a-ea comparisons Smilar 'ndings have been seen v,nth other drugs in this 

patient with an acute, serious condition suggestive ol myopathy or predisposing to the class Pregnancy Pngaiitq/ Category XSss CO^TRAI^DICATIO^S. Rosm'astatm may 

development ol renal failure secondary lo rhabdomyolysis (eg, sepsis, hypotension, cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman, Rosmiastatin 13 contraindicated 



patients. Body as a Whole: AMamtml pm, , 
.'i/u'}' c'lrsr Dili infection, pain, pefvic pain, and neck pain Cardlovi 
System: ^ij^p.Tsoi, angina pectoris, vasodilatation, and palpitation Did 
System: Con^tisa. gastrcenteritis vom'ting. flatulence, periodontal abscesl 
gastnis Endocrine: Diabetes mellitus Hemic and Lymphatic System: Anemia and! 
mos^ Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders: Penphenl eiemi. Mijscolosl 
System: Arttjntis. snhrilgis. and pathological iracture. Nervous System: Dizt 
''■'i:~-'-. iiypenoms. parssrflesa depression, anxiety, vertigo, and neuralgia. Respl 
System: 3n:nch'vs. cougt^ inc^ssed. dyspnea, pneumonia and asthma Skll 
Appendages: fe^ and pruritus Laboratory Alinoimalities: In the rosuvastatin clinif 
c'c?-;- a [st'Cv-ccsitive orolemuna and microscopic hematuria were observed f 
'CSLiasiajc-rrea-ea patients, predominantly in pahents dosed above the recomiil 
dose range iie. SO mg). However, this finding was more frequent in patients taking rl 
stahn 40 mg. when compared to lower doses ot rosuvastahn or comparator statins. 1 
it was general!)' transient and was not associated with worsening renal functiorj 
PRECAUTIONS. Laboratory Tests) Dthe; abnormal laboratory values reportea 
eiei'ated creahnine phospliokinase. transaminases, hyperglycemia, glutamyl tranl 
Sase. alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, and thyroid funchon abnormalihes Other a| 
events reported less frequently tfian 1 % in the rosuvastatin clinical study program, 1 
less of causalrty assessment, included arrti\rthmia hepahtis, hypersensitive rei 
(1,6-, face edema, thrombocytopenia 'e. :-:=-; =: :-iobullous rash, urticaril 
angioedema). kidney failure, syncope, r,,:;- ■; pancreatitis, photoseni 

reaction, myopathy, and rhabdnmyolysis OVERDOSAGE There is no specifitf 



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Drug Interactions. PRECAUTIONS. Diug Interactions, and DOSAGE AND AOMINISTRA- doses of 5, 15 50 mg'sg'day, males were treated fdr 9 weeks poor to and throughout ^3,1^ initiation oftherapy with 5 mq once daily may be consid 
TlONi The bcnelil ol further alterations in lipid levels by Ihe combined use ol rosuva- fnating and females were treated 2 weeks pnor to mahng and throughout mahng until jgnressrve LDl-C reduchons or who have predisposing facti 
'''''" """' iii'"'i=' "' niacin should be carefully weighed against Ihe potential risks ol gestation day 7 No adverse effect on fertility was obse-ved at 50 mg,'ii9,''day (systemic |^gg Mvooathv.'Rha 
ombinahon therapy with rosuvastatin and gemhbrozil should exposures up to 10 times human e,xc<isure at 40 madav based on AUC comparisons) In >i90mo;dUandao 

, (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION and PRECAUTIONS, Drug testicles of dogs treated wrth rosuvastatin at 30 miliQ'day for one month, spermatidic giant ^^^^ o^^ ^, crestoR should be reserved for those patiems who have not achievi 
risk ol myopathy during irealmeni with rosuvaslatin_may_be cells' i«res_een Spermatidic giant t^ls^ LDL-C at 20 mg (see WARNINGS, Myopathy; Rhabdomyolysis) After imtiahon and/ol 

titrahon of CRESTOR. lipid levels should be analyzed within 2 fo 4 weeks and m 
adiusted accordingly Homozygous Familial HypercholeslerolemiJ 
recommended starting dose of CRESTOR is 20 mg once daily in patients with homoJ 
EH The maximum recommended daily dose is 40 mg CRESTOR should be used in| 
, ^ ,. ^ , . , . ,_, ^ ^ patients as an ad(unct to other lipid-lowenno treatments (e.g., LDL apheresis) or 

ma(or s rg ry, trauma, severe metabolic^ endocrine and electrolyte disorders, or in women who are or may become pregnant Salet)' in pregnant women has not been estab- te,ments are unavailable Response to thefapv should be eshmated from pre-ap^ 
uncontrolled seitures) PRECAUTIONS General Sf'.^ip iasf.irc :-e-.p. .'.ifi Ushed. TTiere are no adequate and well-contro'led studies of rKuvastahn in pregnant ^dl-C levels Dosage in PaHenIs Taking Cyclosporine In patients 

r.ifa wnmPn SrmiW^larinrmcwcThpnbfMnrasnrttCfniirfl miitslttccnoanrl immntir flmri at ^ ^_ / ~ 



rosuvastatin, an attempt should be nude to control hypercholesterolemia with appropriate women losuvastahn crosses ttie placenta and is found m fetal ti^ue and amniotic fluid at 

diet and exercise, weight reduction in obese patients, and treatment ol underlying medical 3% and 20%. respectively, of the maternal plasma concentrahon folloviing a single 

problems (see INDICATIONS AND USAGE) Administration ol rosuvastahn 20 mg to 25 mg.'Vg crai gavage dose on gestahon day 16 in rats A higher fetal tissue distribution 

patients with severe renal impairment (CLa <30 mL/mm/l 73 m?) resulted in a 3-told (25'o maternal plasma concentration! was observed in ratbis after 2 single oral gavage 

increase in plasma concenliations ot rosuvastahn compared with healthy volunteers (see (iose 0' ' niaVg en gestahon day IS, If this drug is administered to a woman with repro- 

WARNINGS. Myopathy/Rhabdomyolvsis and DOS.AGE ANO ADMINISTRATION! ductive potential, the patient should be appnsed of the potential hazard to a fetus In female 

Pharmacokinetic studies show an appioximate 2-'old elevation m median e.xFOSure m tatsgiv^noralga'.agedosesofS. 15. 50 matodayrosmasiatin before mating and contin- 

Japanese subiecis residing in Japan and m Cimese siibiects residing in Singapore umg through day 7 postcoitus results in Jecreased letal bod)' weight (female pups) and 

ccmpared with Caucasians residing m North Amenca anc [.rape The contribution of *iay«i Ksiftcahon at the high dose (sysemic exposures tO times human exposure at 



environmental and genetic factors 
determined. However, these increases 'hm 

dosing decisions for patients of Jar' 

Myopathy/ Rhabdomyolysis, CL'^'C; 

Information for Patients P,. 

plained muscle pain, tenderness, or .' - 

lever. When taking rosuvastahn with .•,■ 

antacid, the antacid should be taken a- - 

CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY. Diug Interact cs Laborotory Tests 

clinical trial program, dipstick-posihve protei-va v: -1 .-.:s:-: 

observed amdng rosuvastahn-ireated pahents. ere.::-! -,;-: , -• ...i; ir.' 

recommended dose range (I.e. 80 mgi Hcwe'.er :nis" 

taking rosuvastatin 40 mg. when compared to lo'.ve' : 

statins, though it was generally transient ano was not as 

hon Although the climcal significance ot this ftncirg s 



■he iittfieice atsf'.ej "as not been 40 mgi'day based on AUC compansons). In pregnant rats given oral gavage doses of 2. 20. 

'd ^ rr,m riarari '.'.lie- "'>*■',- '■---iirastjhn 50 mg'to'day from gestason day 7 through lactation day 21 (weaning), decreased pup 

■ ', "5 survival occurred in groups given 50 mg so day. systemic exposures >12 times human 

exposure at 40 mj'day based on body surface area compansons in pregnant rabbits given 

"a! garage doses ot 0.3. 1 , 3 ma sg day from gestahon day 6 to lactation day 18 (weaning), 

; ,rese(iunalenttohuinanexposureat40mQi'daybasedonboifysurfaceareacompar 



cyclosponne. therapy should be limited to CRESTOR 5 mg once daily (see WAR' 
li^yopathy/Rhabdomyolysis and PRECAUTIONS. Drug Interachons) Concomi 
Lipid-Lowering Therapy The effect of CRESTOR on LDL-C and total-C it 
enhanced when used in combination with a bile acid binding resin. If CRESTOR is u 
combination with gemhbrozii. the dose ot CRESTOR should be limited to 10 mg onci 
(see WARNINGS, Myopathy/ Rhabdomyolysis. and PRECAUTIONS. Drug Interacl 
Dosage in Patients With Renal Insufficiency No modification ot dos 
necessary foi patients with mild to moderate renal insufficiency For patients with 
renal impairment (CLc, <30 mL7min/1,73 m] not on hemodialysis, dosing ol CRE 
should be started at 5 mg once daily and not to exceed 10 mg once daily 
PRECAUTIONS, General, and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY Special Populations, 
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calls "Monday morning bleacher 
back" alter cheering Sam through a 
five-game ■■tournament" weekend. 
Prescription: a supportive 
folding stadium seat and 
stretchino exercises belore. 
during and after games. 

Mind you, I don't ha\-e it 
so bad compared with par- 
ents whose kids play multiple 
and more expensive sports. 
And we've found the payback 
can be priceless: Shy. tiny 
Lila found friends, endurance 



more Mom time, there had to be 
more kid chores. 

r\e altered my game plan as well. 
Wlien SportsMom duties cut into my 
g\'m or fitness time. I've de\"ised al- 
ternate trainino; routines, such as girl 



Kids just want 

to pla\' ball. It's adults 

\\'ho\e created the 

excesses that enslave 

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and muscle tone on the swim 

team; Sam adores his hoops and— at retrieval. After e\'ening s^\■im prac- 

least during the season-is healthy tice. having readied dinner at home, 

and fit. Still, there are days when I hit I plunge into the girls" locker room, 

the wall. Once I arrived home after sprinting around the piles of wet 

parboiling in a pool house for three suits and to^vels like a quarter horse 

hours watching Lila swim 3.5 min- in a barrel race. I make straight for 



ntes" worth of heats when Sam pre- 
sented me with a basketball schedule 
that devoured all but t\vo weekends 
between December and March. "/ 
(li/ln't sie;n on for this!" I yelled as I 



the gang sho^\"er, extract my o\vn 
sleek little seal from a clutch of 
shrieking 12-year-tilds, toss clothes 
a-t her, catch the wet stuff, and have 
her in the car faster than vou can 



shoved swim catalogs and permission sa\" "indiNidual nledlc^■." M\' person- 

lorms off my desk. "Do you kiioic ichat al best: 3.25 minutes. 

you're askingjor?" Yxe also submitted to the special 

Of course he didn't. He just wanted wisdom of SportsDad-e^•en ^^■hen it 

to pla\-. ■niat"s all any kid wmits: it"s kills me. Organized sports is still, as 

o\er7ealous adults who have created James Bro\vn sang, a man"s mans 



the excesses that enslave the 
Sp(nts\I()ni. But Fd hit ipa' Heart- 
break Fill' ■!! Lijls maratlion-drtxing, 
rearranging r/icaiu^Ties and mv o\vn 
work schedule, and makine sure the 
homework hours didn't slirink widt 
the gym socks. Rc.di/^ing I !iad no 
chance to change :r.v s\>ttp.i. 
SportsMom baiked out . _' set f 



mans world, and diere is a deep and 
persistent culture of ti-aditional "g^iy 
knowledge" that still applies. \l\ hus- 
band, Mark, who survi^"ed a boy- 
hood of buUy-boy coaches, ER %'isits 
and basketball "suicide drills," has 
been my Yoda. His most useful coun- 
■^el.^ Wlien in doubt, butt out. 

Phis gets at the \eiA- crux of the 



SportsMom's dilemma. Doing the job 
well often requires the suspension of 
namral maternal instincts: One must 
root loud enough to please but not 
emban-ass. \bu must tiy to maintain 
your game face when you see }"Our 
kid hurt, whether it's physical or psy- 
chological. \Vhen Sam made the 
sLxth-gi^ade basketball team, he prac- 
ticed like a dog— and ne^■er, &\ex got 
to play. ^Vatching his small, sad face 
across the g}-m week after week. I 
wanted -^ scream, "Play the kid— just for 
hco minfites!" We told Sam he could 
quit: grimly, he stuck it out. By 
eighth grade he -vvas placing more— 
e\"en ha^•ing some fun. And this sea- 
son, after a tough one-point loss and 
only a couple minutes' placing time, I 
offered my s^-mpatliies as we trooped 
to the cai". Sam laughed. "Hey Mom, 
it's just a dumb game." he said. "I'm 
fine ^^'ith two reall%" sfood minutes." 

Score one for the kid. Despite the 
follies of their parents, most of the 
kids are still all right. They can peel 
off the disappointments with the 
s^veaty clothes and replay the high- 
hghts as they drift off to sleep. Chil- 
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Zen-like intuition for living in the 
moment. Li sports and in life, bore- 
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yet again to the gym, conquers 
mountains of toxic socks. She waits 
for the swish of a pretty 3-point 
shot, the small flash of triumph on 
the face she adores, the sweet in- 
stant she can holler (but not too 
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name is "Yo-Yo Adoi" 

My wife, of course, comes from 
one of those infuriating families that 
are nattn"alh' trim and well-muscled, 
and when any of them has more 
than three pounds to lose, it comes 
off pretty much effordessly. I try not 
to hate them for it (although their 
existence does pose an interesting 
marital ccTuundrum: Would you 
rather be married to someone in 
great shape or be in great shape 
ycun^selP Discuss.). 

Diane is upset by my tidal waist- 
line, but not so inuch because my 
dating figTux was false advertising. 
iShe saw die pictures in my parents" 
house. She knew what she was up 
against.) She is upset because of die 
healdi risks, and also because I am so 
predictably miserable when over- 
weight. Luckil)-. I'xc never seen any 
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Diane is less auiartcfi u nic wlicn 
Fill at iiiv lap^csl. Tiii-. means she ei- 
tiier l()\'es me lot ■.viio I am or i- a 
ieall\- ;.;!;. !l :,iUx-\s ;!)()th ut which 
aie ke\ lo any si!cccssiul marriage), 
llui I ii.el so niucii less atiraetive iny- 
seir wiien huge that her ieclnigs (or 
me aieii'l my main problem. 

.Any husband who claims he doesn'i 
care aboiu his weight is jiist ilal-out 
lying, (ir the Tony Sopranos of the 
woiltl weren't, in lact. actually embar- 
rassed about their guts, they \vouldn"t 
be wealing oversize, untucked shirts.) 
I've always known this to be tnie. but 
I also thought that the percentage of 
men willing to admit it would always 
be lairh' snuill. (Actiuilly, die percent- 
age ol "men willing to admit anv- 
diing" is pretlry small.) 

Then came low-earb dieting, 
which o\er the past few \-ears has 
chanoed the world of weisjlit loss in 
all kinds of surprising ways. The 
nn)st significant change to me. a stu- 
dent ol the subtleties of husband-and- 
wife behavior, is that men now talk 
openly about dieting— to their wi\'es 
and to odier guys— in a way they ne\- 
er did before, hi fact, they won't shut 
up about it. Dr. Atkins's greatest 
achievement ma\' lia\e been to turn 
dieting into an extreme sport, com- 
plete with bragging rights and end- 
less comersatioiis about techniques. 
Talking aboiu meat and meat b\- 
producis has become the latest form 
ol male bonding. 

I'm still having a little trouble ad- 
jirsting to this becairse nw male diet- 
ing shame is deeplv ingrained. When 
I was ;). m\ mom sent me to a ju\ie 
weiglu-waiching group for "big- 
boned" boys, \vliere wc got weighed 
and leetined on the jows of filling up 
on shakes made bom low-fat dried 
milk and those \ile first-gencratii'M 
diet sodas. Tliis group traumatize' 




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/\n\- husband who claims 

he doesn't care about his weight 

is just flat-out lying 



nie for life. In those days boys 
'.veren't supposed to think or talk 
about dietinsj. Dieting was \vomeii's 
work and invohed girlie food: cot- 
tage cheese, lettuce, diet soda. If boys 
wanted to lose weight, they were sup- 
posed to 11111 faster and jump higher. 
Women dieted; real men ate real 
lood and then burned it off. And dur- 
ing my dieting career, when I went 
on earlier fad diets like the Scai'sdale. 
I always felt somehow, well, emascu- 
lated that I should ha\e to. 

But a year ago tliis month, ^vhen I 
realized I had finalh" outgro^vn im' 
fat pants. I knew something had to 
be done. I bought a copv of the 
Atkins book, and soon I wouldn't 
shut up about carb counting, either. 
Neither would Diane, but for quite 
another reason. ^Miile she is accus- 
tomed to being forced to 2;o on \vhat- 
e\'er diet I'm on. this has usuallv just 
meant smaller portions of the food 
we normally like or cutting out 
things that are ob\-iously bad for \ou. 
But in the bizarro low-carb world, 
most of die healthy food we'd been 
preparing for each odier (or ordering 
hom takeout' for ncarh' t\vo decades 
was suddenly off limits. 

\\'c suddenly had a mairiage widi- 
oiu comlort food. Marriages need 
comfort food. 

Tliere are sonic other lo^v-carb is- 
sues that can ^■e.\ couples. Since the 
diet seems to work better for men dian 
for women. I ha^■e heard of couples 
going on it together and not getung 
similar results, so die husband sud- 
denl\- feels more confident ;uid babe- 



magnetic ^vhile die wife is left waiting 
for diminudon like a late period. 

The diet can also change house- 
hold roles because die onlv cookinsfl 

/ Of 

most men know ho^v to do is grilling 
lai^ge h^nks of protein, so we sudden- 
ly ^vant to do more of die food prep. 
Of course, most men. like me. oiilx 
want to giiU the meat; they still ex- 
pect dieii" \\i\"es to prepaid (and clean 
up) everything else. Grilling allows 
ever}' man his 15 minutes of feeling 
like a surgeon. 

I diink about all diis stuff becavisc 
it keeps me from obsessing over ali 
diat fettuccine ^\"idi broccoli rabe I've 
been missing diis past }"eai". since I've 
been away from ni}- favorite food 
group. I've dropped just over 30 
pounds— and I always love the com- 
pliments you get for losing weight. 
\\liich make it \en- cleai" that even - 
one diought \"ou looked like absolute 
hell before. 

As for Diane, she's enjoying the 
fact that there's less of me. While 
there aie days \vheii I tliink she ma)' 
need ueamient for pasta wididrawal. 
I kllo^v she doesn't want me to lose 
momentum. Because in ^veight loss, 
the big lie isn't "net cai^bs" or "good 
cholesterol." it's "maintenance." In di- 
eting, as ill life, you're either on your 
^\'a^" domi or on your way up. Q 

Next month: Why guys do what they 
do behind the wheel. 

Have qiH'stiom or comments for Stephen? E-mail 
him of: Uij.licartqfaJwshand@mcredith.com. 
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:"|'. It; and cnanges m sexual function Tnere are no 
"here has been one report oi severe congenital bony 
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d-ysphoria, including agitation, and significant lassitude. Usage in Nursing Mothers: Amphetar 
.,'xcreted m human milk. Mothers taking amphetamines should M as.ised tc 'ctrair fron nursing Pe. 
Use: ADDERALL XR" is indicated for use in children 5 years of age ara c'de: Use in Children Undi 
Years ol Age: Effects df ADDERALL XR- in 3-5 year olos hai-e r^ot seen studied Long-tem effi 
.-jiiptietamines m children have not been well estat)lisned. Amphetamines a'e not rttammended ior 
children ji-.aer 3 years of age. Geriatric Use: ADDERALL XR' has not t>een studied in the genatnc popul 
ADVERSE EVENTS The premarke>jng ae-.-elopment program for ADDERALL XR' included exposures m 
ol 685 participants in clinical tnals (515 patients. 70 healthy adult Subjects). These participants n 
ADDERALL XR at daily doses up to 30 mg. The 615 patents lages 6 to 12) were ei-aluated m nvo com 
clinical studies, one open-label clinical study, and one single-fJose clinical pharmacology study (lil=20i 
data dn all panents are included in the discussion that follows. Adverse reactions virere assessed by c: ■ r : 
adverse events, results of physical examinations, wtal signs. v;eights, laboratory analyses, and ECGs A: -s- 
events during exposure were obtained primarily by general inquiry and recorded by clinical investigators 
terminology of their own choosing, (^nsequentty. it is not possible to provide a meaningful estimate 
proportion ol individuals experiencing adverse events without first grouping similar types of events 
smaller number of standardized event categories. In the tables and listings that follow. COSTART termii 
has been used tc classf"; reported adverse events. The stated frequencies of adverse events represei 
proccrtion of individuals .'.ho experienced at least once, a treatment-emergent adverse event of the type 
Adverse events associated with discontinuation ol treatment in two placebo-controlled studies ot 
5 weeks duration. 2AS (10425) of ADDERALL XR" : 
patients discontinued due to adverse events (including 3 :?.>'; 
with loss of appetite, one of vi'hom also reported ins:(c 
compared to 27°o (7/259) receiving placebo The most ''-ir 
adverse events associated with discontinuation of ADDERA^..f 
in controlled and uncontrolled, multiple-dose clinical tnals '.if 
are presented below. Oi'er half of these patients were expoBit: 
ADDERALL XR' for 12 months or more. 

- ::;rse event °e of patients discontinuing i\^. 
-"orexia (loss of appetite) 2.9 
insomnia 1.5 
Weight loss 1.2 
Emotional lability 1.0 
Depression 0.7 

Adverse events occurring in a controlled trial: Jpverse events reported in a 3-week clinical trial of pei 
patients treated with ADDERALL XR' or placebo are presented in the table below. The prescriber shoi 
av/are that these figures cannot be used to predict the incidence of adverse events in the course of 
medical practice where patient characteristics and other factors differ from those which prevailed in the clj 
trials. Similarly. Ihe cited frequencies cannot be compared v/ith figures obtained from other cl 
investigations involving different treatments, uses, and investigators The cited figures, hoviiever. do pr| 
the prescribing physician v;ith some basis for estimating the relative contribution of drug and non-drug f; 
to the adverse event incidence rale in the population studied. 

Table 1 Adverse Events Reported by More Than IS of Patients Receiving ADDERALL XR with Her 
Incidence Than on Placebo in a 584 Patient Clinical Study ^^1 




UML XR ® 



Body System 


Preferred Term 


ADDERALL XRMN=374) 


Placebo (N=2ldi 


itie 


General 


Abdominal Pain (stomachache) 


14'.o 


10% ii 


1 




Accidental Injury' 


3% 


2% 




Asthenia (fatigue) 


2% 


0% 






Fever 


5% 


2% 






Infection 


4% 


2% 






Viral Infection 


2% 


0% 


., 


Digestive System 


Loss of Appetite 


22% 


2% 


M 




Diarrhea 


2% 


1% 


E 




Dyspepsia 


2% 


1% 


1 




Nausea 


5% 


3% 


b 




Vomiting 


7°c 


4% 


1 


Nen/ous System 


Dizziness 


2% 


0% F 


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Emotional Lability 


9% 


2% 






Insomnia 


17% 


2% 






Nervousness 


6% 


2% 




Metabolic/Nutritional 


Weight Loss 


4°. 


0% 





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The following adverse reactions have been associated v«th amphetamine use: Cardiovascular Palpitate 
tachycardia, elevation ot blood pressure. There have been isolated reports of cardiomyopathy associated! 
chronic amphetamine use Central Nervous System Psychotic episodes at recommended d(j 
overstimulation, restlessness, dizziness, insomnia, euphoria, dyskinesia dysphoria, tremor, head;* 
exacerbation of motor and phonic tics and Tourette s syndrome Gastrointestinal Dryness of the mip 
unpleasant taste, diarrhea, constipation, other gastrointestinal disturbances Anorexia and weight lossSy 
occur as undesirable eflects. Allergic: Urticaria Endocrine: Impotence, changes in libido DRUG ABUSE ID Slc 
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abused Tolerance, extreme psychological dependence and severe social disability have occurred Therfe ^ 
reports of patients who have increased the dosage to many times that recommended Abrupt cessJInV) 
following prolonged high dosage administration results in extreme fatigue and mental depression, change' 
also noted on the sleep EEG Manifestations of chronic intoxication with amphetamines may include si 
deimatoses marked insomnia, irritability, hyperactivity and personality changes The most 
manifestation of chronic intoxication is psychosis, often clinically indistinguishable from schizophr| 
OVERDOSAGE Individual patient response to amphetamines vanes widely Toxic symptoms may 
idiosyncratically at low doses. Symptoms: Manifestations of acute overdosage with amphetamines ini 
restlessness, tremor hyperreflexia. rapid respiration, confusion, assaultiveness, hallucinations, panic st| 
hyperpyrexia and rhabdomyolysis. Fatigue and depression usually follow the central nervous syi 
stimulation. Cardiovascular effects include arrhythmias, hypertension or hypotension and circulatory coll: 
Gastrointestinal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Fatal poisonirj 
usually preceded by convulsions and coma. Treatment: Consult with a Certrfied Poison Control Center to 
to-date guidance and advice. Management of acute amphetamine intoxication is largely symptomatic 
includes gastric lavase, administration of activated charcoal, administration of a cathartic and sedal 
Experience with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis is Inadequate to permit recommendation in this red 
Acidification of the urine increases amphetamine excretion, but is believed to increase risk of acute i|1 
failure if myoglobinuna is present. If acute severe hypertension complicates amphetamine overdo: 
administration of intravenous phentolamine has been suggested. However, a gradual drop in blood presl 
will usually result when sufficient sedation has been achieved Chlorpromazinc antagonizes the cepi 
stimulant eflects of amphetamines and can be used to treat amphetamine intoxication The prolonged ret 
of mixed amphetamine salts from ADDERALL XR' should be considered when treating patients 
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111 I'lvinij 1 dill (liiiil.inl I lriiinlhra;i|-v iifl ■! iimiiinuiii ol ?iti<inllis PROCRIT is iiol iddicaled for llie treatment ol anemia in cancer pat'ents di.» 
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sni/iiie disorder ni underlying hematologic disease (eg, sickle cell anemia, myelodysplaslic syndromes, or hypercoagulable disorders) In some female 
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1*10(1 loss 4) Undeilying hematologic diseases lie, thalassemia, rcliactory anemia, or other myelodysplaslic disordersi 5) Vitamin det«: - ' e; ': : -::1 
orvilaminB12 (j) tluniolysis 7) Aluminum iiiloxicalion 8) Osteitis fibros,) cystica In the alisence of anotlier etiology the patient siv, ;t->l 

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theiapy, absolute or lunctional iion deliciency may develop Functional iron deficiency with normal femtm levels but iow transii 
presumably due to Hie inability to mobilize iron stores rapidly enough to suppod increased erythropoiesis Transferrin saturation stmukl oe at itist J0% 
and lemtin should be at least 100 ng/mL Prior to and dunng PROCRIT theiapy Ihe patients iion status, including trar>sfemn saturation (seojm iron 
divided by iron binding capacity) and semm lemtin, should be evaluated Virtually all patients will eventually r,»giii(p suppiemeolai iron to 'nc-oase or 
maintain transterriii !;atiiration to levels winch will :ide(iuately sup|»rt erythropoiesis stinuilaUxl liy PROCRIT Drug Interactions: Nc rt'icl'':<» of 
interaction ol PROCRIT Willi oltier drugs was obsen/ed in the course ol clinical trials Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, and Impairment of Fertility: 
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in mammalian cells, micronuclei in mice, or gene mutation at Ihe HGPRT locus. In male and female rats treated intravenousl\' (W) with PROCRIT. there 
was a trend lor slightly increased fetal wastage at doses ol 100 and 500 U/kg, Pregnancy Category C: PROCRIT has been sho.m lo have adverse 
ctfecis in rats when given in doses 5 times the human dose Tliere are no adeguale and well rxinlrolled studies in pregnant iwmen PROCftTT stxxild 
be used during prcrinancy only it potential beiielit justities Ihe potential risk to the letus In studies in female lats, Iheie were decreases in body weight 
yam, delays in apijeacance ol abdominal hair, delayed eyelid opening, delayed ossilication, and decreases in the number of caudal vedebrae in the Ft 
leluses ol Hie bOO I I/kg group In temale lals treated IV there was a trend tor slightly increased fetal wastage at closes of 100 and 500 UVg, 
Nursing Mothers: Postnatal observations of the live offspring (F 1 generation) of female rats treated wltti PROCRIT during gestation and lactation 
revealal (lfx:r(ases in body weight gain, delays in appearance of alxlominal hair, eyelid opening, and decreases in the number ol caudal vertebrae m 
Ihe F 1 letiLses ol Ihe 500 U/kg group It is not known vidiether PROCRIT is excreted in human milk Because many dnigs are exacted in human nnlk, 
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underlying history ol hypertension or cardiovascular disease Seizures: In double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, 3 2°'; '*J=2'63' of patients treated 
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(lattiol(X)y wliirli may tiave tietjn related to seizure activity Ihrombotic Events In double blind, placebo controlled i> is • '. " '" ' ' n? 

Iinilral with PROCRII and I i ''% (N-8/C8) ol placelxi-trealed (wlients liad thiomtwiic events (eg, pulmonary embolism ■ ■ 
Growth Factor Potential: PROCRIT is a growth lactor that piimanV stimulates red cell prcxiirtion However ttie nossibilif, r,, „ ,:., „; a 

giowtli lactor loi any tumor type, particularly myeloid malignancies, cannot'be excluded ADVERSE REACTIONS Immunogenicity As ivitn all 
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m|X)rted since niaikel introduction of PROCRIT in Ihe United States (see WARNINGS Pure Red Cell Aplasia) Cases toe been observed in patients 
treated by lx)lh SC and IV routes of adminislialion Among reported cases wfiere the raite ol admirastialion is kiWMi, PPCA has been obsen'ed nxye 
with SC admiiiislralion than W administration Tlie incidence ol antibody lomiation is highly dependent on the sensitiwty and speofial^' of Itie assay 
Additionally Ihe obseived incidence ol aniitxxty positivity in an assay may be influenced by several factors iixluding sample handling, timing ol sample 
(Xjlleclion. concomitant medications, and undertying disease For these reasons, companson of the incidence of anDborfes to PROCRIT with the 
incideice ol antibodies to oilier products may be misleading. Adverse experiences reported in dinical tnals wth PROCRn in cancei patients viere 
consistent with Ihe undeilying disease slate In double-blind, placebo controlled studies ol up lo 3-montli3 duration involving 131 cancer patients, 
adverse evenis wilh an incidence >10% in either patients treated with PROCRIT or placebo treated patients ^vere as indicated belosv Percent ol 
Patients Re(X)rting Event: Event lollowed by Patients Treated Wilh PROCRIT (N=63) first, Racebo Treated Palienis (N=68) secoxl Pyrexia ^t., 1 9%: 
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P=0 01 7 Although some slatistically sigmlicanl ditferencss iwtaeen patients treated wth PROCRIT and placebo-trealfti patiaits were noted, Ihe 
overall salety protile nl PROCRIT apjieared to be consistent \vith itie disease process ol advanced cancer Dunng double-bliixf and subsequent open- 
label Ihenw in which patients (N=72 \v total exposure to PROCRIT) vwre Heated for up to 32 \\«eks with doses as biob as 927 UVg. the aAerse 
expeiicnce proiiie ol PROCRIT was consistent wih the tvogression of advanceo cancer Based on comparable survrvai data and on the percentage ol 
patients treated with PROCRIT and placebo treated patients W'O disconlmuod therapy due to death, disease pfogressioii or adverse experiences (22% 
and 1 3%, respectively. P 0,25), the clinical aitcome m paliaits treated with PROCfSIT and placet»-lreated patients appeared to be sniila- ,Available 
data tioni animal tumor models and nieasurement ol proliferation ol solid tunw cells from clinical biopsy specinieiis in response to PROCRIT suggest 
that PROCRIT does nol potentiate tumor qiovvlh Nevertheless, as a grmvlh factor, the possibility that PROCRII may potentiate gnwth of some tumors, 
piirticulaily myeloid luniors cannot r*' ►■vli ^,>rt A laiKtonized axitrolled Riase W snidy s a«renlly awomg to fiirther evaluate this issue TTie mean 
peiiptieial wliite blood roll n >x) inlb.vng PROCRIT therapy compared to the corres^xiding vakie in placebo treated group 

Overdosage: Tlie maximum ;iT mat uin be safely administered in single or multiple doses has no) been delemiined Doses 

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yoii had, ami moif. \'<>u !;uil(l ihctn 
llic'ir dream lilc-oi is il your dream 
lilc? This is where ii ;i,el.s tiieky. 

And tliis hrint^s us lo Bh(/, the 
ponv. i.asi summer I deeided it was 
time to ti,et one for llie girls. Never 
mind tli.it Anna and Saslia were just 1 
and 2, way loo yonng lor equestrian 
life. Nor had either of them ever said, 
'i want a pony." Funny, beeausc / 
grew ii|) saying that. I said that until I 
switehed to saying, "I want a horse." 
I was, alas, never afforded either gift. 

The first time I laid eyes on Blitz, I 
knew 1 had foimd the perieet pony. 
He was 14 years old, kid-proof, gen- 
tle as a lamb and fat as a hog. Okay, 
he'd need to go on a diet. But he was 
adorable, milk-ehocolate brown with 
a blond mane. I took the girls over to 
the barn to meet him. I don't know 
what I cxpeeted— maybe that 
they would immediately 
climb on and say, "l?r-/ia!" 
But they were timid. Then 
they heard a noise. C/icfp. 
cheep, cheep. Tliey looked and 
saw eight baby chicks housed 
in that same barn, and that 
was it: Love at first sight. It 
was all I eou'd do to get them to 
look at the dream pony. The)- had 
discovered peeps. 

I bought Blitz anyway. A week lat- 
er he arrived in a red trailer, and I 
was jumping u[> and down with glee. 
The girls watched as he v\addled into 
our barn. Then they went and 
looked into die empty trailer. "Where 
are the chicks?" Anna asked. Chicks! 
I had just spent $1,500 on a ponv. 
and all she could do was talk about 
some $3 chicks. She didn't stop. On 
our library trips she cho.-.c chick 
books. At toy stores she \vas drawn 
first and fi)remost to stuffed chicks 
and chick stickers. Ai the zoo she 
would sav, "Do the\ lunc chicks 



here?" I waited for this craze of hers 
to die down. I waited and wiiited. But 
soon it was the dawning of birthda\' 
season, and I knew what I had to do. 
Operation Baby Chick. I re- 
searched chickens and was steered to 
silkie bantams, a small breed with 
wildly soft plumage, because die\'re 
known to work well as pets. They 
are friendly creatures that will follow 
a kid around the yard. Silkies origi- 
nated in China, the same place where 
my girls were born before we adopted 
them as infants. Tliis helped eleAate 
the chickens in mv mind. Treasures 



''I really don't 

know if it's 

possible to bond 

with chickens" 



from the Orient. Feathered friends 
frolicking in die yard. Um. Chickens. 

Driving home with the peeps in a 
box on the seat next to me. two gia\- 
and two white. I'm doing my best to 
become the poultry type, but it's a 
stretch. Blitz and I bonded without 
effort. I really don't kno\\' if it's pos- 
sible for me to bond with chickens. 
Does it matter? lliis is for my girls. 
This is //;<•/;■ dream pet. 

\Vhen I get home. I put a red bow- 
on the box and tell Anna to close her 
eyes. I place die box on the kitchen 
floor. Cheep, cheep, cheep. Anna al- 
ready knows. She opens her e^•es, 
runs (ner. Her mouth and eves are 




saucers. She reaches. She scoops \i 
one of the chicks. "Tliese . . . are . \ 
mine? " she asks, as if to confirm ! 
before she loses her mind to jov. i 
nod. She holds the chick to ht 
cheek. She is actually quivering. "A, 
chickie! My chickie! My chickie!" It gO(J 
on like diis undl bedtime. > 

I have the happiest girl in th 
world li\ing in my house. WTren sh 
isn't holding the chicks, or rockin' 
the chicks, or petting the chicks, c 
allovy^ng the chicks the run of he 
doUtouse. she is watching die chick 
sleep. This, she tells me. is the bei 
day of her life. 

And so it's all been worth it so fa 

We'll see how it goes as my husbanc 

Alex, and I go about figuring oi: 

how to build a chicken coop an- 

keep the cats and dogs out of li 

We'll negodate who will be ra 

sponsible for egg gatherin 

and chicken-coop cleaninc 

surely- a strain on any mai 

riage. And if one of the> 

chicks turns out to be i 

rooster, cock-a-doodle-dooin 

me awake at dawn. I canno 

say what, exacdy, I will do. 

Tucked ui her bed, Anna is exliausi 

ed. "Mommy, I have chicks! I hav 

cliicks!" she is saying, imable to releas 

her hold on the best day of her life 

Tlien slie tugs me near. She whisper 

in my- eai'. "I kno\v what Sasha want' 

for her next bii-diday, " she says. [ 

"You do?" I say. j 

She pulls me even closer. "BabJ 

pigs." C 

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BY FRANCINE PROSE 



I M11 Oil inv first real date loith the man I xvill 
eventually many, and we are at a croit'de.d party at a 
Jiiend's JVeiv York Cit)' apartmmt. At some point, lue kiss. 
We kiss our -way out the door and down onto the street, not 
stopping to catch our breath until lee reach the shelter of a 
nearby doonvay. lt\ a uwin September roaung, and we 
•walk back to my apartment. I'he kiss lasts 30 blocks. It 
takes us a long time to get there. But I am not aicare of the 
minutes passing, since the world and my sense <f time are 
completely puling away, leax'ing only the heo of us, and the 
kiss. Suirly, its a miracle thai we are not hit by a car 

Scaled with a kiss. Prelude lo a kiss. You must 
icmcmber this, a kiss is siil! a kiss. ... All we 
have lo do is think alunu kissing, and fragments 
ol poetry, old movie titles and lines IVoin favorite 
songs start running through our heads. Even 
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lost our ;il)ility to he startled or 
shocked; even now. when oin- level 
of coniloit with the snhject oi sex 
would ha\e made oiii giand- 
niotheis blush; even now, when it's 
])()ssil)le to watth the most graphic 
depictions of lovemakinn on the al- 
ternoon soap operas; even now. a 
kiss-that sweet and innocent pres- 
sure ol lips ii])()n lips- still has the 
power to change our lives forever. 

All around us, we see evidence of 
the enormous power-and variety- 
of a kiss, and ol what a kiss can sig- 
nify. Consider, for example, the 
difference between the provocative, 
sensational, publicity-grabbing kiss 
exchanged b\' Madonna and Britney 
Spears, and the joyous, enraptured 
kisses tluit we see on the news when 
couples arc rciuiited after being sep- 
arated by war. Obviously, we're talk- 
ing abotit something more than a 
friendly peck on the cheek, some- 
thing quite different from those be- 
sotted kisses a mother gives her 
newborn bab)', or the kisses we aim 
at our ciiildren's foreheads as 
they're running off to school. A ro- 
mantic kiss is an experience unlike 
anything else Time stops; the world 
around us disappears. For once, we 
don't need to remind ourselves to 
live in the moment, because, for 
once, there is nothing cxa'pt the mo- 
ment, and we no longer have the 
presence of mind to remind our- 
selves about anything at all. 

Part of what makes a romantic kiss 
seem so important is that it's often 
the first clear acknowledgment that 
something more than platonic friend- 
ship or lightheaited llirtatiou is at 
work. A kiss is a watershed. .; mark- 
er. Once two people ha\e kissed, a 
boundary has been crt)sseci. a sea 
change in the relationship has oc- 
curred. \Vhate\er the\ were a 



moment before, they are now two Darwin, suggested that the desire t| 

people who have kissed. And where smack our lips against the lips 

do thev go from there? A kiss is a another was instinctive; indeec 

promise that may or may not be kept, anthropologists think the origin 

a first step do\vn a road that leads the kiss may be related to premastic 



to . . . what:' Perhaps to 
marriage, wliich will be 
solemnized at the be- 
ginning, and reaf- 
firmed over time, by 
still more kisses. 

/ am in an airport, 
having gone to Florida to 
visit a friend. Howie and 
I have known each other 
for about six months, and 
this trip marks the first 
time 'we have spent any 
significant amount of time 
apart. "The plan is that he 
will meet me in Miami, 
and I am -waiting to Jind 
his face in the aoivd. 

I am deliriously happy 
when I see him. We kiss, and it's like th 



A kiss is 

a promise 

that may or 

may not 

be kept, a 

first step 

dow n a road 

to a shared 

future 



tion, a practice th£ 
originated in the Darl 
Ages, before processe 
baby food, \\hen a h 
man mother— like 
mother bird— chewe 
up her food until 
was soft and the 
transferred it to her ii 
fant's mouth. 

This is probabb 
not what we want to 
be thinking about ii 
the midst of a roman 
tic kiss. But still, a 
cooler moments, w^ 
might reflect on the 
fact that the functioi; 

of the mother-bab^ 

'I 

food transfer— so dif 
ferent from those Hollywooc 

reaffirmation of a promise, like getting to smooches that make the camera!| 

know one another all ox'er again-xvithin a spin around and the violin musi* 

matter of seconds. come up— relates to something as baf 

sic and necessaiy as sustenance ancj 

If as the ancient Hindus believed, survival. Which would mean thai 

our exhaled breath is the physical die kiss originated in a custom develi 

manifestation of our vital life force, oped to ensure the continuation o 

then e\'ery kiss on the lips is a soul the human race, to help us nurturt 

kiss, and what we're passing back and our children-and to persuade us t 

fordi is as deep as die spiiit itself Kiss- have them in the first place, 
iiig is nodiing if not a time-honored 

practice. One of the first references to / am in the hospital. I have just give) 

kissing-or at least to touching /;/;/// to our first child, a son, and I an 

noses-occurs in a Sanskrit \'edic text 'waiting for Howie to take me and the bain 

from 1500 B.C. The Kama Sutra, a home. The hospital is an hour or sojron, 

te.xt dating to A.D. 300, contains an our house, and Howie is late. 
entire chapter listing variations on Perhaps it's tlie fault cf the intense am,] 

the simple kiss. According to anlhro- unpredictable hormones that are coursnn 

pologist Helen Fisher, the vast major- through me. Perhaps it is the advent r 

ity of us around the world kiss in one motherhood. But I am tenibly worried and. 

way or another. before my eyes, I keep seeing a succession i:> 

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After ivluit seems like an eternity, 
Houne -walks into my hospital room. He 
explains that he'd bought a little 
nightgown in which to 
take the baby home— 
somehoic I 'd Jo rgo t - 
ten this all-important 
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so, on the drive to the 
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the car -windoie to speed 
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I am about to tell 
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fears and horrors that 



Kissing 
exerts a 

powerful 
effect on onr 

bodies as 
well as 

onr hearts 

and sonls 



work days and even fewer auto ac 
cidcnts on the way to our jobs. 

// is a winter tnoming. The childra ; \ 
are little and we are living in the coun 

try. Howie sets off, at ' 
usual, to drive our twm i 
boys to nursery school. . i : 
am an intejisely supersti I 
tious person, and ever \ 
time Howie or either q ' \ 
our sons leaves thi 
house, I am extremel) 
vigilant about kiss in a j 
them good-bye. "Drivt \ 
carefully; I love you," ,\ | 
always say. On somt^ i 
Iroel, I tndy believe tha. \ 
my kisses help keep the?t'\ | 
safe, just as my telli?ii\ {■ 
them I love them pro-\ \ 
tects them from tlie riskl 
and perils of the dan- 



had been going through my mind. But gerous world beyond our doorstep, 
before I can say anything, he kisses me. But on this moniing, I get a phone call 

It 's different but no less e.xciting and ul- that distracts me and I forget the good- 

timately even more meaningful and in- bye kiss. When I realize they have lefi i 

tense than the long kiss we 'd exchanged -without it, I am nearly paralyzed with 

that first night, on the streets of Man- dread: What if something awful hap- 

hattan. It's not about getting accjuainted pens? It's hard to convince myself that I 

but about christening a nrw phase of our am being unreasonably superstitious— until' 

lives; not about becoming lovers but at hut I hear the car in tlie driveway and 

about becoming a family. We look at realize that Howie had somehow man-, 

each other, and at the baby. And I burst aged to make his way home even without 

into tears. my kiss's ma^cal protection. 

Kissing exerts a powerful effect 
on oiu" bodies, as well as on our 
hearts and souls. It burns calories. 
rclie\"es tension and may cause the 

release of a nein"ochemical called a consequence of some genetick 

oxytocin, which not only relaxes drive, that actually it's our chromo-|: 

and soothes us but also strength- somes moving our lips towaid thosej 

ens the bonds of affection. One of our beloved. Not lonsr am I read I 

German study found that gi\ing a book on genetics in which a scien-f 

or receiving a good-bye kiss on tist claimed that having frequent sex t 

our way out the door each morn- boosted a males testosterone level,! 

ing is associated with prolonged which in turn increased the likeli-l 

life, a reduced number of missed hood of having a male continued 



Perhaps, in the future, kissing; 
will prove to have some even more) 
essential biological purpose. Per-[ 
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genetic machinery is being worked takes is one kiss to remind us c 
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baby might be produced when par- romantic kiss stolen from a busy 
ents spend a lot of time kissing:* can feel a litde exodc. e\en dangc 

Maybe that's one 
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still kiss, of course— 
and not merely to 
e.xchange that olT-to- 
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lips. A kiss can be 



utterly thrilling and 
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kissing is less likely 
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Tlieres 

a deep 

sweetness 

about kissing 

someone 

to w horn 

you Ve been 

manied a 

loup time 



ous. like some slighd 
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%ou\-e always meai 
to try but haven 
dared to. As a leisun 
acti\-ity. it"s ideal-no] 
just inexpensive bu 
free, entertaining, en 
drely engrossing. 

..\nd ^^•hat"s remark 
able is how. despit 
age and time, a kis 
still retains its pow^ei 
to make the outside 
world drop off the far 
edges of our peripher 
al vision, to make om 
minds stop goin 
through the naggin 
worries, the grocer 
lists, die undone chores. At any stage 
pies spend whole evenings engaged of a marriage of long standing, tlu 
in. Frankly, I cant imagine in- kiss can erase all realit)' and narrow 
dulging in a protracted public kiss the world around us down to tlx 
through the streets anymore. For more manageable, pleasurable and' 
whatever reason, that seems to be dnilling universe of our lips and tin 
the exclusive province of die young, lips of die person we love. 

Maybe the reason we're less Tlieres a deep sweetness abou; 

likely to indulge in those maradion kissing someone to whom youv e 
kisses has partly to do with the pas- been married for almost 30 yearv 
sage and allocation of time. Kissing as I have been to my husband, and 
Icn- hoins takes hoius-timc we may whom you still find atn^active. And 
no longer have as we struggle to part of what makes it so niov inu 1 
maintain any sort of romantic life and so intense is that every ki.^^ i 
amid the demands of work, family seems to contain evxry kiss thai 
and home. However much we miss came before it, a histoiy of kissing 
tliose eaiiy embraces, reviving diem diat's lasted (we sometimes realize) 
may not be beneficial to oin- fanii- longer than the time we spent, sepa 
ly's health. II kissing is instinctive, rately and individually, on Earth 
there's an instinct of another sort before die moment we met, and be 
that warns new parents that even at fore that first time we kissed. ^ 

the height of passion, diey had bet- 
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I had to do il. Kvciy nianiagc giiru on 
tlic planet said so. "Make a Date With 
Your Iliisbaiui!" I knew John and I 
were in trouble when a good friend 
sent nie Ihr Fun Book for Couples: 102 
Waw lo Q'klmitt Love. "Honey." I said 
one day as I llunnbed through the 
pages, "how would \'ou like to paint 
eaeh of my toenails a dillerent eolor?" 
John looked at nie as though I were 
speaking Urdu. 

So, Date Night. I set the ground 
rides: Fun was the byword ol the 
evening-no discussion ol anything 
having to do with finance, home re- 
pair, annoying family members or, 
most ol all. our 2-ycar-old twins. 
We'd get dressed up for each other! 
We'd go dancing! All right, no danc- 
ing, since we both hate that, as well 
as team sports and fish. 

When we met at the candlelit 
bistro, John handed me a boucjuct of 
red roses. "I know you like those 
peach ones, but do you know how 
nuich tliey wanted for them.'^ Two 
dollars apiece! I got twuc as man\- of 
these lor the same price. And then I 
told the g"u\ it was a special night, so 
he threw in two extra and . . . Mr 
God, how much are the drinks here?" 
he said, suddenly alarmed. "I can't 
see, it's so damn dark. Why should a 
whiskey cost $15? It's not like thev 
have a high electricity bill!" Believe 
me when I say m\ husband is, at 
heart, a romantic man. It's just that 
he likes a good \'alue. 

Later, my doubtful heart warmed 
by two vodka gimlets, we 'eft the 
bistro to find our pedicab-a cart for 
two pulled by a man on a bic\cle- 
waiting outside. I had thought about 
touring Ne\v York in a horse-drawn 




carriage, but a pedicab seemed more 
hip. "r\e gotten into a suit so \ve can 
ira\el by rickshaw?" John said in dis- 
belief. "This man better be in good 
shape. We're too hea\"\' to have this 
poor fellow pedaling us around." 
Okay, this wasn't going the way I'd 
planned. John and tlie pedicab driver 
were axidly debating the war in Iraq, 
while I sat there wondering if we 
could stop at a bookstore so I could 
bu\- a cop\' of The South Beach Diet. 

Still, while John pontificated, he 
held my hand. And when we arri\ed 
at the Indian restaurant, he held the 
door of the rickshaw open for me. 
The restaurant is on die top floor of 
a tall building, with drapen^ die col- 
ors of cinnamon and apricot, and a 
beautifnl vic\v of Central Park. John 
doesn't like Indian restaurants. But 
then he hates all restanrants— the 
noise, the small portions and. most of 
all, the people. But at least this one 
had \vonderful food and flattering 
lighting. We began to talk. I thought 
about how much I still lo\ed to look 
at my husband . . . how much one of 
our boys looked like him . . . and 

BY JUDITH NEWMAN 



then I thought I shoulc) 
give the baby-sitter a call 
Ab. I stopped myself, lool 
a breath. Everything wa: 
fiiie.Jolm started to ask m( 
if I'd called our accountaii 
about a problem we \ver<i 
having, then stopped iii 
mid-sentence. We stared ai 
each odier in silence. ; 

We lasted all of fivcj 
minutes without talking; 
about our children. Anci 
that's when it suddenh| 
da\vned on me. I had been 
single until I was 33. I'd spent man\j 
many nights of my life in lovehi 
places like this, chatting with people 
I didn't know about topics I didn't 
care about, all die while hoping my 
lipstick was on straight. I hated dat 
ing. I ne\"er want to do it again. In 
fact. I love the silly, mimdane ways 
the li\es of married people inter 
twine. Does familiarity breed, if not 
contempt, then annoyance? Sure, 
sometimes; I didn't really need to 
know the price of the roses, and Ii 
wish John could enjoy a cool pedi- 
cab ride around Manhattan. Instead. 
I married a tightwad who worries' 
about the plight of the workingmani 
and the ups and downs of our little li 
boys' lives. Plus, after 10 years off 
marriage, he still reaches out un-| 
thinkingly for ni)' hand like it's thef 
most natural thing in the w-orld. Lifej 
coidd be worse. ^ 

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BY SUSAN NOLt:N-HOEKSEMA, Ph.D. 



Veronica, a 27-\ear-()ld stay-at-home 
mom, adores licr toddler twins and 
thrives on her full slate of charity 
work and connnunit)- activities. To 
her friends, she seems perfectly fid- 
nilcd, and indeed, she has plenty of 
reasons to be content and confident. 
But not infrequently, in those mo- 
ments when she isn't teacliins; her kids 
to swim, meeting for a fund-raiser or 
otherwise busy, the \'oice of a re\erse 
cheerleader starts in hei' head. Before 
she knows it, she's knee-deep in a 
muck of negativity. 

What'.s n'nmg with mc that I mvcr fnl 
(omph'tcly satisfied ivith what I'm doing!' 
she frets. / /'w.i/ kcfp agreeing to more 
(iimmittees and activities. I don't know, 
maybe /"tv made the wnmg choices in my 
life. J say I like king a stay-at-home mo?n. 
but do i really? 



From there, tlie anxieties come fast 
and fiuioiis: /'// mver get rid of the preg- 
namy weight. I'm 15 poumL too fat right 
now. and it 'will only get ii'orse with age. 
What if Rick meets some fm'tty, thin young 
thing at work and gets sick of me? How 
would I ever get a good fob again? I nroer 
liked the fob I had before having the childrai, 
and my ba\s nroer liked me. 

Women like \eronica find they 
can ruminate about anything and 
e\erything: appearance, marriage, ca- 
reer, health. Tliey often feel this kind 
oi fretting is just a function of being 
female, part and parcel of om^ caring 
natmes. But I lunc foimd it's nmch 
more complex than that, and much 
more insidious. As a professor of psy- 
chologA- at the Universit\- of Michi- 
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'<"nts of negative emotions. This kind 
of morbid meditation rarely leads to 
solutions to everyday problems, but 
it does hinder a woman's ability to 
lead a satisfying life. 

Ovcrdiinking is not just middle-of- 
thenight tossing and turning, though 
it ohcn does get louder when the 
house is finally quiet. It can over- 
whelm women anytime, such as 
when they're driving to work or 
cooking dinner. One can overthink a 
boss's curt e-mail, a child's bad grade 
or a husband's lackluster gift. 

Of course, concerns having to do 
with jobs, kids and husbands are at 
heart of our well-being. How can 
avoid pondering them? We can't, 
buf^overth inking involves taking 
these ruminations to extremes that 
interfere with our capacity to make 
good decisions. Sometimes it can 
drive friends and family members 
away and even wreck our emotional 
healdi. Women are twice as likely as 
ihcn to become severely depressed, 
and oin- tendency to overthink ap- 
pears to be one of the reasons. 

It doesn't have to be this way, how- 
ever. We can rise above our oversensi- 
tivity and learn to recognize the 
emotions that trigger these thoughts 
so we can express them appropriately. 
We can maintain serenity in times of 
conflict, confusion, chaos, even 
tragedy. We can be the directors of 
our own emotional lives. 

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hen you overthink, you go 
over and over your negative 
thoughts and feelings, examining 
them, questioning them, kneading 
diem like dough. An overthinker. rec- 
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and then move on. But for an over- 
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questions-what I call the yeast elTecl. 
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previous generations, women were 
guided by their parents, dieir religion 
and by society's norms. Today we 
can choose which profession to pur- 
sue, whether and whom to marry, 
and whether or not to have children, 
and when. But was each a good 

negative thoughts grow and grow, choice? Success has become a mo\-ing 

eventually filling the brain to 

capacity. What if I uni '/ amfivnt 

her? an overthinker wonders. 

Why didn't my parrtils tcaih me 

how to handle ani^^cr? And on 

and on it goes. 

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ing yourself to do something 
else for several minutes can 
be quite effective. Exercisc'i 
works \vell. as does garden 
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Losing yourself in activity! 
breaks the connections be- 
t^veen the negadve droughts 
in )'our mind. 

*Hand it ova. A litde prayerf, |( 
asking for support helped 
tremendous energy anticipating target. We gel a promotion onh" to many of die women in my research 
everything tliat could possibly go read an article about a college as did turning to a friend to help sort 
wront!,. and ihinkinii about what ihev dropout who started his own com- throusrh their issues. Fiftv-seven per 
should do. Overthinkers are terrific pany and reaped billions, or a study cent of the women in one study said' 
worriers, but they go further. Much that sa\s kids suffer when parents they often talked with others to break i 
of overthinkinsr is focused not on work lona; hours. And so we brood. their overthinkins; cvcle. 
things that might happen in the fu- What's interesting is that over- 'Rtt it in your date book. Some women 

ture, but on 'hings that have hap- thinking is a syndrome of only the gain control by scheduling overthink- : 
pcned in the past-things they may young and middle-aged. In a stuciy I ing hours, time they set aside to think 
have done, situations thc\' wish had coiiducted of 1,300 adults. 73 percent about things that are bugging tliem. 
gone dillerently. Worriers wonder if of the 2,5- to 3,5-year-olds and 52 per- By getting their worries out of the 
sometiiing bad is going to happen, cent of those 45 to 55 years old could wav, they're freed up to focus oui 
but overthinkers are certain that be classified as overthinkers. Vet more pleasant things. And people of- 
soincthing bad has alrcadv- happened, adults o\er ()5 had a lot of trouble ten find that once the hour to brood 
Alter a while, the\- are cominced that understanding what I was describing, arrives, the issues they were fretting 
they are stuck in a mediocre job, that Despite ha\"ing ccinfrontcd all sorts of over don't seem so dire, 
their marriage is failing or that their hardships o\er the decades-illness. Such techniques help to push you 

friends don t really like diem. job dcnumds, sending children to away from negativity and toward a 

1 he causes ol oxerthinking are war, losing spouses-most of these more positive frame of mind. By qui- 
complex. One tlieory is that our adults looked puzzled when asked if eting overthinking, they can help to 
brains are made up ol iiuercoiiiiected tliey ever found themselves thinking give you some peace at last. ^ 

networks of memories and feelings, for long periods of time about how 
and one negative thought sets off a sad or an.xious thcv felt, •'^\cll. not 
chain reaction. Other research sug- very often," was the tv-pical response, 
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cheese, cheddar cheese and hard- 
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Cucumbers: You're getting 
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only a tiny amount of folate and a 
minimal amount of vitamin A. 

Mushrooms: They may add a sat- 
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but they lack nutritional value - ^A 
cup has no fiber only 5 percent 
of the RDA of potassium and less 
than 1 percent of Vitamin D. 

Spinach: Popeye knew it: Spinach 
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Cherry tomatoes: With half the 
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Mesclun salad greens: A mix 

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Broccoli: If you have to choose 
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Green peas: Help yourself to 
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Kidney beans: Add a burst of 
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and 6 g of protein. 

Olives: Stick to black. Five green 
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sodium; whereas, 5 black olives 
have only 1 45mg. 

Red onions: There's no reason to 
suffer onion breath: One fourth 
cup has a scant 1 5 calories and 
little else, except some potassium 
and a teeny bit of vitamin C. 

Hard-boiled eggs: A great 
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whites) and low in calories 
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Skip them if you can: Two table- 
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There's a lot to love about the 
summer, but what it does to 
your hair usually isn't on the 
[St. Along with sunny outings 
romos on the beach can 
"ome dryness, tangles and 
unpleasant changes in hair 
color. But not to worry— your 
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summer-hair scenarios is when 
your brilliant color pulls a 
disappearing act. In its place: a 
dull and, especially for light- 
haired women, brassy hue. 
Why does this happen? Blame 
it on the summer's stronger- 
than-usual UV light, which 
damages all hair types just as it 
does the skin. 

"Just one hour in the sun 
makes hair rough to the touch 
because it opens your hair 
, cuticle [the outer layer]," says 
* Jeri Delgado, creative director 
of Maxine Salon in Chicago. 
Colored hair takes the hardest 
hit. "Once [it's damaged by the 
sun], it's bye-bye hair color" 

You can limit your hair's 
exposure by using repairing 
shampoos, conditioners and 
styling products with built-in sun 
protection. Look for ingredients 
such as heliogenol, derived 
from sunflowers, or Parsol SLX, 
a new sun protectant made 
specifically for the hair 

Protecting your locks doesn't 
mean walking around with 
greasy hair, either. Some 
products, such as reparative 
conditioners, can be washed 
out, while lightweight leave-in 
lotions help with heat styling. 



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"You can have a good-hair 
summer." says Christo, artistic 
director of the Christo Fifth 
Avenue Salon, in New York City. 
First, the right haircut— one that 
tempers curls or keeps 
straight hair from going limp— is 
a must. Christo recommends 
long layers for curly girls; these 
give hair body without turning 
it into a humidity-induced 
pyramid. "If your stylist tries to : 
give you short layers, run out!" B • 
warns Christo. Women with V 

straignt hair, meanwhile, should L. 
ask for a razor cut. "Razors give W 
hair the type of volume that ' ' 
you can't get with scissors," ' 

says Christo. "Also, only the 
inner layer of hair is cut, so it's 
really subtle." 

When the heat is on, styling 
products are a must. Your 
options: anti-frizz serums for 
wavy or curly hair, and 
volumizing lotions and mousses 
for straight hair 




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PAMPER YOUR LOCKS 

tThe best approach for healthy 
air is to take care of both the 
inside and outside of the hair. 
M- : V of today's shampoos, 
conditioners and hydrating 
masks (ideal when used weekly) 
penetrate deep into the hair 
shaft, helping to restore 
moisture. Masks are especially 
helpful for dry, damaged hair. 

After shampooing, squeeze 
out all excess water and work 
the mask throughout your hair, 
first with a wide-tooth comb 
and then with your fingers. Let 
it soak in. After five minutes, 
rinse out. You'll notice that your 
hair is silkier, easier to detangle 
and has a healthy bounce. 

When it's too hot for a hat, 
leave-in conditioners are the next 
best bet: They repair and protect, 
and don't weigh hair down. 

When you have more time, 
try a hot-oil treatment. The 
heat opens up the hair cuticle, 
allowing the oil to deeply 
moisturize hair. "Oil treatments 
revive the hair from the inside 
out," explains Philip B, a Los 
Angeles-based hair stylist. He 
recommends his own 
Rejuvenating Oil ($29), a heady 
mixture of lavender and jojoba. 

For a more homegrown 
remedy, turn to your kitchen 
pantry. "Try combing olive oil 
through your hair and slicking it 
back while you're at the pool," 
advises Delgado. (Vegetable oil 
works just as well, but olive oil 
is gentler) The oil creates a 
layer between your hair and the 
sun that can't be beat. 

For great-to-try products, 
see page 93. 



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Learn how to reduce your hair's i 
contact with heat, wind, ! 

huri^dity, dust and sand, and it 
Will repay you by retaining its 
Lster all summer long. 

"Be|ore getting in the ocean 
or the pool, saturate your hair 
wit^fresh water," says Rick 
G'dwberg, president and 
founder of Masstige Brands and 
the Hair Therapy collection. ' 

That way, he explains, dulling 
chlorine and salt water won't 
seep through. Also, try ' 

clorifying shampoos after 
swimming. Some, such as 
Goldberg's own Energizing Iced 
Tea Shampoo ($4.99), are 
formulated with alpha-hydroxy : 
acic? -r help strip the hair of 
unwanted buildup while 
maintaining its natural shine 
ard bounce. 

Just like the rest of your skin, j( 
y.jr scalp is vulnerable to UV 
'ignt and should be protected 
aaainst sunburn. Before 
stepoing outside, rtib or spray a 
bit of traditional sunblock right , 
on the exposed scalp— it won't [ 
ma« your h^r greasy, we 
promise Also, try a special t 

S(fSlp treatment. Look for i 

products that contain tea- \ 

tree oil (for its antiseptic 
qualities) and peppermint (to 
stimutete and reawaken). Finally 
give yourself a scalp massage 
when you shampoo; this will _^ 
increase circulation and even 
alleviate tension, says Philip B 

Let the summer fun begin. 



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3 WAYS TO 
GET PRETTIER 
SUMMER HAIR 

CLEAN ANC 

1 Charles Worthington Results 
Beautifully Clean Shampoo, 
$5.99, extracts dirt and oil 
buildup from hair while 
preserving shine. 2 The Wella 
Color Preserve Deep Treatment. 
$13.50, keeps your color true all 
summer 3 With the BC 
Bonacure Smooth Express by 
Schwarzkopft, $40 for 10 single- 
use packets, the hair's pH-level, 
which determines its health, is 
kept in perfect balance. 
SAVE YOUR 

4 Applied post-shampoo, Carita 
Le Cheveu Scalp Revitalizing 
Scrub, $42, boosts circulation 
and keeps dry flakes to a 
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Beach Leave-in Hair Conditioner 
SPF 15, $15, weren't enough, it 
also offers sun protection. 6 The 
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After Sun Repair Mask, $22, 
contains nut oil and shea butter 
for silky strands. 
STAY STY LIS 
7 Control unruliness with 
Infusium 23 Complete Frizz 
Control Treatment, $5.99. 8 The 
Body Shop Wheat Protein 
Volumising Mousse, $10. 
delivers gentle hold. 9 Get rid 
of post-swim tangles with 
the Origins Shower Comb, $6. 
10 The Bio Ionic Paddle 
Intensive Ion-Smoothing Brush, 
$34, is infused with a 
conditioning complex that helps 
keep strands silky smooth. 




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riinicalfy proven to effectively treat all symptoms of Attenton/Deficit- 
Byperactivity Disorder (ADHD), such as inattention and/or 
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an be taken once or twice a day for full-day relief of ADHD 
irmptoms, from school through family time, without causing 
amnia in most children and adolescents, 
escription Strattera is part of a total treatment program. 
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pressure, inoras c or any heart or biood vessel disease. Some 

children may lose weighit when starting tngatment with Strattera As vM\ all 
ADHD medication,s, growth should oe nnonitoned dunng treatment Most 
children in clinical studies whc experienced side effects were not bothered 
enough to stop using Strattera. The most common side effects were upset 
stomach, decreased appebte, nausea or vomiting dizziness, tiredness, and 
nnood swings. Strattera nas not been tested in childngn under 6 years of age. 

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INFORIVIATION FOR PATIENTS OR THEIR PARENTS 
OR CAREGIVERS 

STRAHERA (atomoxetine HCI) 

Read this inform ■ we you start taking STRAHERA (Stra-TAIR-a). 

Read ttiis informal. oacf) time you get more STRATTERA. Ttiere may 

be new information. Ttiib information does not take ttie place of talking to your 
doctor about your medical condition or treatment. 

Wlial is STRAHERA? 

STRATTERA is a non-stim;i:trit iiir-riicine used to treat Attention-Deficit/ 
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD ^ contains atomoxetine hydrochloride, 

a selective norepinephrine reu[ ■ tor Your doctor has prescribed this 

medicine as part of an overall treatment plan to control your symptoms 
of ADHD. 

What is ADHD' 

ADHD has 3 main types of symptoms; inattention, hyperactivity, and 
Impulsiveness. Symptoms of inattention include not paying attention, making 
careless mistakes, not listening, not *—■»'—• *isks. not tollov/ing directions, 
and being easily distracted. Sympc oeractivity and impulsiveness 

include fidgeting, talking excessively ,..,,, .,..y around at inappropriate times, 
and interrupting others. Some patients have more symptoms of hyperactivity 
and impulsiveness while others have more symptoms of inattentiveness. Some 
patients have all 3 types of symptoms. 

Symptoms of ADHD in adults may include a lack of organization, problems 
starting tasks, impulsive actions, daydreaming, daytime drowsiness, slow 
processing of information, difficulty learning new things, irritability, lack of 
motivation, sensitivity to criticism, forgetfulness, low self-esteem, and 
excessive effort to maintain some organization. The symptoms shown by 
adults who primarily have attention problems but not hyperactivity have been 
commonly described as Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD). 

Many people have symptoms like these from time to time, but patients with 
ADHD have these symptoms more than others their age. Symptoms must be 
present for at least 6 months to be certain of the diagnosis. 

Who should NOT take STRAHERA? 

Do not take STHAHERA if: 

•you took a medicine known as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAO!) 
in the last 2 weeks. An MAOI is a medicine sometimes used for depression 
and other mental problems. Some names of MAOI medicines 
are Nardil' (phenelzine sulfate) and Parnate* (tranylcypromine sulfate). 
Taking STRATTERA with an MAOI could cause serious side effects or be 
life-threatening. 

• you have narrow angle glaucoma, an eye disease. 

• you are allergic to STRATTERA or any of its ingredients. The active ingredient 
is atomoxetine. The inactive ingredients are listed at the end of this leaffet. 

What should I tell my doctor before taking STRATTERA? 

Talk to your doctor before taking STRATTERA if you; 

• have or had liver problems You may need a lower dose. 

• have high blood pressure. STRATTERA can increase blood pressure. 

• have problems with your heart or an irregular heartbeat STRATTERA can 
increase heart rate (pulse). 

• have low blood pressure STRATTERA can cause dizziness or fainting in 
people With low blood pressure. 

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take or plan to take, including 
prescription and non-prescription medicines, dietary supplements, and herbal 
r^^ 'c;or will decide if you can take StRATTERA with your other 

I! 

i.eaa.:i ;r ;. change the way your body reacts to STRATTERA. 

These incluii s used to treat depression [like Paxil"' (paroxetine 

hydrochloride! d<\u nozac (fluoxetine hydrochlonde)]. and certain other 
medicines (like quinidine). Your doctor may need to change your dose of 

A may change the wa. ^eacts to oral or intravenous 

a:: ..... , ., drugs with similar actioi..,. llu ,ne effectiveness of these drugs 
will not be changed. Talk with your doctor before taking STRATTERA if you are 
taking albuterol 

How should I take STRAnERA? 

• Take STRATTERA according to your doctors instructions. This is usually 
taken 1 or 2 times a day (morning and late afternoonyearty evening). 

• You can take STRATTERA with or without food. 

• If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible, but do not take more than 
your total daily dose in any 24-hour period. 

• Taking STRATTERA at the same time each day may help you remember 

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• STRATTERA is available in several dosage strengttis: 10. 18. 25. 41 1 

60 mg. 

Call your doctor right away if you take more than your prescribed do 
STRAHERA. 

Other important safety information about STRATTERA 

Use caution when driving a car or operating heavy machinery until you 1^ 
how STRATTERA affects you. 
Talk to your doctor if you are: 

• pregnant or planning to become pregnant 

• breast-feeding. We do not know if STRATTERA can pass into your blst 
milk. 

What are the possible side effects of STRATTERA? 

The most common side effects of STRATTERA used in teenagers 
children over 6 years old are: I 

• upset stomach '' 

• decreased appetite 

• nausea or vomiting 

• dizziness 

• tiredness 

• mood sv/ings 

Weight loss may occur after starting STRATTERA. It is not known if grc 
will be slowed in children who use STRATTERA for a long period of time, ^r 
doctor will watch your weight arMJ height. If you are not grov/ing or gaitig 
weight as expected, your doctor may change your treatment of STRATTEF^ 

The most common side effects of STRATTERA used in adults are: '^ 

• constipation I 

• dry mouth I 

• nausea i, 

• decreased appetite ■ 

• dizziness [ 

• problems sleeping ^ 

• sexual side effects i 

• problems urinating [ 

• menstrual cramps 

Stop taking STRATTERA and call your doctor right away if you get swellg 
or hives. STRATTERA can cause a serious allergic reaction in rare cases. ' 

This is not a complete list of side effects. Talk to your doctor if you devep 
any symptoms that concern you. ;, 

General advice about STRATTERA 

STRATTERA has not been studied in children under 6 years old. 
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentionecti 
patient information leaflets. Do not use STRATTERA for a condition for whicit 
was not prescnbed. Do not give STRATTERA to other people, even if they ha 
the same symptoms you have. 

This leaflet summarizes the most important information about STRATTEFl 
If you would like more information, talk with your doctor You can ask ycr 
doctor or pharmacist for information on STRATTERA that is written for heai 
professionals. You can also call 1-800-LILLY-RX (1-800-545-5979) or visit cr 
v/ebsite at www.strattera.com. 

What are the ingredients in STRATTERA? 

Active ingredient: atomoxetine. 

Inactive ingredients: pregelatinized starch, dimethicone, gelatin. sodiU 
lauryl sulfate. FD&C Blue No. 2. synthetic yellow iron oxide, titanium dioxic 
and edible black ink. 

Store STRATTERA at room temperature. 

This patient information summary tias been approved by the US Food and Dri, 

Administration. 

Literature revised January 9. 2004 

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PRINTED IN USA 

C^afi Eli Lilly and Company i 

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www.strattera.com 

Copyright c~ 2004. Eli Lilly and Company, All rights reserved, 

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Ingredients 

1 bottle McCornnck' 
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Grilling Sauce 

Vi cup apple juice 

6 slices bacon, crisply cooked 
and crumbled 

3 pounds bone-in chicken parts 

\'egetable oil 

Instructions 

1. Mi.\ grilling sauce, juice and 
bacon. Reserve ' .' cup sauce 
mixture for dipping at the 
table. 2. Lightly brush chicken 
with oil and grill over medium 
heat with lid closed. Turn 
chicken occasionally, until 
internal temperature of breast 
reaches 17()°F and thigh 
is 180°F (about 30 minutes). 
During last 5 minutes of 
grilling, brush chicken with 
remaining hickory sauce 
mixture. 3. Serve chicken with 
reserved sauce mixture. 

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Jacket, Jeanstar, $50. Tank, 
Maya. Jeans, Guess? $68. 
Boots, Justin, $149. Drop- 
stone necklace; Nrkki B, $70. 
Necklace. Chan Luu at 
Fragments NYC. Belt. Fossil. 
$32. Hat. Mock Bros. 
Saddlery, $30. Right: A denim 
motorcycle jacket, a new take 
on the classic jean version, 
looks weekend-chic when 
mixed with an earth-tone 
leather skirt. For work, try a 
matching denim pencil skirt. 
Jacket, DKNY Jeans, $118. 
Tank, Tommy Jeans, $19. Skirt, 
Tommy Hilfiger, $198. Boots, 
Frye. $185. On him: Shirt, 
Banana Republic, $58. T-shirt, 
Calvin Klein Jeans, $29.50. 
Ifeans, Levi's, $48. Twis page: 
" ng out in this pair of boot- 
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Necklace, Chan Luu at 
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On her: This lightweight, 
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White jeans are a fresh 
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Pair the coat with a trim 
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Jacket, Polo Jeans, $89. 
Skirt, The Limited, $54. 
Sandals, Stuart Weitzman. 
Earrings, Wendy Mink at 
Yvette Fry. Tote bag, 
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your cards right in movie- 
starlet style: a lipstick-red 
off-the-shoulder top and slim 
capri jeans. Top, Nautica, 
$29 Capris, Calvin Klein 
Jeans, $49. Sandals, Tommy 
Hilfiger, $70. Belt. Fossil, $28. 
Necklace, Alex Woo at 
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^mething nohdenim. Left: 
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P0W1<:RFUL. smart, opinionated. Hicsc arc pie 
cisely the qualities that get a girl who moves to the town 
of Stepford into deep, dark trouble. T/ie Stepford Wives is 
a sly remake of the 1975 cult flick that hit screens just as 
"women's lib" (as it was quaindy called then) was taking 
off and freaking out men across /\merica. 

In the creepy original (by Ira Lc\in of Roscvuiry s Baby 
fame), Katharine Ross plays Joanna Eberhart, a photog- 
rapher who reluctandy moves to the suburbs to please 
her husband. Once there, she notices a stransie submis- 

siveness and maniacal obsession with housccleanins: 

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among the neighborhood ladies. Fast-forward to 2004. as 
Nicole Kidman is living; Eberhaits nisihtmaie. but widi a 
boss-lady job and a sassy brunet bob. ITiis time, the film 
pokes fun at postmillennial men's angst at being trumped 
in the workplace by their sweeties and wives. 

Joining Kidman for the surreal ride are Bette Midler. 

Glenn Close and Faith Hill. Midler's comic gifts are 

smashingly showcased in the role that Paula Prentiss 

originated. Bobbie Markowitz. Close makes tlie most of 

a chance to play against t\pe as Mrs. Wellington, the 

town's doyemie of docility. And lets just sa\' that Faidi 

* !^ BGll^s Sarah Sunderson is the ultimatf Stepford Wife. 

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'ICUl S recent 
string ol acclaimed nio\ies (T/ii 
Hours, Colli Moiin/ain. Dotnilk) are alJ 
serioirs and thciight-fjrovoking films. 
So it's especialK- refreshing to see the 
Oscarvvinning actress in a comedic 
Idle again, something tlie efTei"\escent 
Kidman. 37. seems so well suited for. 
We caiiglu lip with her recently in 
New York City, just as she was get- 
ting ready to go out for Korean bar- 
becue with her daughter. Isabella. 1 1 . 
and son. Connor. 9. 

Q: After all the intense period mo^^es 
\ou\e done in recent )eais. why T/ie 
Stfpjord Wives? Did you love the 
original? 

Kidman: I never saw the original. I 
knew die expression "Stepford wife." 
but I didn't really know what it 
meant. Scott Rudin. who produced 
The Hours [the movie for wliich Kid- 
man won the 2002 Best Actress Os- 
car], said to me: "Do diis mt:)\'ie and it 
will feel like sunmier camp. Lighten 
up a little." I wimted to ha\e some fun. 
After diis. I'm going to star- in The Prv- 
ducers with Matdiew Broderick and I'll 
play UUa. the Swedish secretary. I 
w;uu to start being more inexerent. 
Q: lliat role really is more than just 
irrc\erent-Ulla is a total bimbo. 
Kidman; Tm not worried about 
people thinking Tm a bimbo. I was 
more the gceky bookworm t\pe. I 
had parents who insisted I be aca- 
demic. I would liavc preferred to be 
the gorgeous blond bimbo, but I 
just couldn't do it. I didn't l.ave tiie 
se.xual confidence. I'll nc\er ha\e it. 
But I think vou have more fun if 
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feminist or antifeminist statement 
with The Stepford IVives? 
Kidman: Well, the movie's meant to 
be a litde silly, not a "statement " film. 
My mother is a ver\' strong feminist, 
and I say that proudly and loudly. But 
my personality' is a whole niLxmre of 
things. I prefer posing questions rather 
than UAing to answer diem. 
Q: In movies like The Human Stain, 
you played against your beauty. In 
The Stepford IVives. you're playing 
your beauty for comedy. Is that more 
comfortable for you.-^ 
Kidman: I think in temis of charac- 
ters. \'anity is not my prime concern 
when choosing a role. We all have a 
spectrum of the way we can look, 
from atrocious to good. I'm comfort- 
able in my own skin, and tiiat comes 
with age. I am not vain. I don't need 
to be gorgeous, "ibu \vant to be lo\ed 
for who you air. You want to be able 
to glow old and feel embraced. It is 
difficult [because] our society is so 
tainted about looks. You still want to 
take care of yourself, vou want to look 
healdi}' and strong and. as I said to 
my daughter, smai-t. Healdi}'. strong 
and sniait is a nice combo to be. 
Q: Your character in The Stepford 
Wives is a sman. saong \voman whose 
lite changes after she loses her job. 
Kidman: I'm placing a woman who 



"The beauty 
of women is that 
we're nurturing," 
says Kidman, whose 
character is a hard- 
driving executive at 
Stepford's start 



needs to get a grip. She's running 
net^vork. and she's hard-core. Sb 
even-thing \'Ou don't want to be as 
woman. Part of the beautv- of wom 
in this world is that we're nurturin] 
We want to take care of e\'er\bodj 
•And I embrace that. I employ a lot | 
women who ha\e babies. If you'^ 
not a. caretaker as an employer, die 
things \\ill ne\"er change. 
Q: Did \ou bond with your Stefjfoi 
female co-stars? 

Kidman: I tend to bond wit 
Avomen. so I did. Particularly wit 
Bette and Glenn. I didn't have to 
many scenes with Faith, but I foun 
her warm and funny. Bette is hyster 
cal. You just want to be near her. Sh! 
\vas always having dinner parries: he 
husband's a great cook. Glenn and 
would go out to dinner and bare oui 
souls. I had also just worked witK 
Lauren Bacall on the movie Birth, i 
love these women and I crust them tcjs 
sfive me advice. Lauren would savi 
"I'm your New York mother-lister 
to mel Nicole, 
su-onger. You're too fragile. They're 
gonna eat you alive! 
definitely been nibbled on 
Q: What's your idea of the perfeci 
Stepford man? 
Kidman: I don't know about "Step 
ford" man. but an ideal man would! 
be \vann. really warm. with. I sup- 
pose, an enormous amount of comj 
passion and kindness. I think! 
compassion means you're vervj 
smart. A strong social conscience.i 
But I like a man to be a man! I'm noti 
lookinsf for an effeminate man. I like: 
a man who would step in front ot 
someone and take a bullet. That 
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have a strong belief in Kne. I'm not 
evnical. I would 'j^ci married again. 
Definitely not at this minute. If I really 
trusted somebodv' again and was able 
lo get lost in that love. I would be 
thrilled to. Absolutely. I would be 
willing to give up an enormous 
anuHint. Not my childien. but every 
thing else. It would be nice to grow 
oitl with someone. It would be nice 
to be called "my preciotis one." 
Q: I'm sine you've read the lecent 
tabloid iieadlines about your current 
lovelife. 

Kidman: You mean "Tom and 
Nicole oettino; back together"? I don't 
think there's anything to address 
there. It's not right to Bella and Con- 
nor. Tom and I are co-parenting, and 
that's what we're doing. I do find it 
quite special diat people look at our 
relationship and sa)' that there was 
something veT\- real there. But mostly 
I want to protect Bella and Connor. 
Q: Being close to famil)' is veiy im- 
portant to you. isn't it.-* 
Kidman: My motlier is extraordinar- 
ily stimulating for my kids. She plays 
piano with them and talks about 
Bach. My daughter just adores her. 
Q: What else are your kids into.^ 
Kidman: We see movies— they like 
evers'thingi Especially Connor. He's 
not a critic— he loves every movie! 
And at 1 1 . Isabella's mind is so sweet, 
yet she's very mature. I cant talk 
about them too much in masrazines. 
Both kids get slightly embarrassed- 
but at the same time proud, I tliink. 
We ha\e a strong, protecti\e bond, me 
of them and them of me. I'm fierce 
when it conies to protecting them. I 
work so hard not to ha\c diem pho- 
tographed. It's not safe for dvnr; ,ind 
not beneficial. [As a celebrity.: what I 
bring to their li\cs is alread\- such a 
burden. It's an aeUantage. but more 
of a burden. -M.G. 



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which the plotlines capture the Zeit- 
geist. From The Bis; Chill to Fatal At- 
traction, her films frequently become 
cultural touchstones, due in no small 
part to the shai"p intelligence and nu- 
ance of her acting, which has won 
her five Oscar nominations, an 
Emmy and three Tony awards. 
Close, 57, grew up in Greenwich, 
Connecticut, a place not far from die 
mythical town of Stepford. Today she 
lives outside Ne\v York Cit\" \\-ith her 
1 6-\eai-old daughter, .Annie. 

Q : Do you diink a lot of men would 
like to have a Stepford wife like your 
character. Mrs. Wellington? 
Close: I think from die guy's point 
of \iew it's \eiy desirable to ha\e a 
woman \sho does whate\"er he wants. 
There's a line in the film: "\Vhat 
man hasn't looked at his wife and 
said, ■^\llere"s the mute button?' " 
That would be lovely for men. 
wouldn't it? Men like young, hard- 
bodied, beautiful women. They be- 
come a kind of status svmbol. It's 



\eiy hard to compete wvh the bod 
of a younger woman. 
Q: WTiat about the woman's point c 
\iew about being a perfect wife? 
Close: I think most of us want to b 
beautiful, desirable and intelligent 
Ha\ing been in Fatal Attraction— whid 
pushed all the most angry button 
between men and women— it'll b 
ven.' ^teresting to see what sensiri\i 
des this movie touches. You may bd 
laughing your head off, and ye 
there's a message in Stepford Wives. It'i 
about what it means to be a humai 
being. Is it better to ha\-e a flawed hu 
man who's capable of lo%e or a part 
ner whom you can program? 
Q: Do you believe w-omen are more 
independent now and focused on 
things other than marriage and family? 
Close: I don't know. I just saw an 
article the other day about how 
mothers are now choosing: to stav at 
home. It's like we're coming ful 
circle, which in some ways is very 
frightening. But I think we'll ha\ t 
people coming to this movie who are 
much more politically aware than au 
diences w'ho saw the original. 
Q: If you could design the Stepford 
man, what would he be like? 
Close: Funny and smart and com- 
fortable in his own skin: curious, cre- 
ative. It would also be nice to ha\ e 
somebody who could help financialK . 
Q: So, you would like to ha\"e a per 
feet man. even if he's a robot? 
Close: No. I wouldn't like a man who 
is just my servant. I'd go probably to- 
ward somebod}- \vho's kept himself fit 
and likes physical activit)^, rather than 
somebody \vho has a fabulous brain 
and a mai^shmallow bod)'. Though. 
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,ess and'Or loss of sensation and/or abnormal sensations, anxiety, depression, tremor loss of t5|nc 
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sure and even shock, an allergic reaction with swelling oi the iace. lips, tongue, and/or throat with dm 
Si'.allowing or breathing, symptoms mimicking lupus (a disorder in which a persons immune systeita 
alack carts ot his o' her own body): severe muscle and blood vessel inllammation, sometimes including 
cruises: various disorders oi blood ceils (that could result in anemia, iniection, or blood clotting prop 
er abnormal blood tests, inilamed or painiul lomts: hives: iatigue and weakness: sensitivity to sunlighti'. 
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st'edding oi skm all over Ihe body including mucous membranes such as Ihe lining oi the mouth, 1 

Other: Loss ol sexual desire, breast enlargement, impotence ' 

Laboratory Tests: Liver function test abnormalities including elevated alkaline phosphatase .r - : i 

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wife— even women," 
says Midle 



There's probably a marshmallovv 
waiting out there for me, somewhere. 
Q: Do you still date? 
Close: Not very well. I feel very shy. 
I think men really are scared of me. 
But I also don't have much of a life, 
because I live outside the city, raising 
my daughter. Anyway, I'm not a 
cocktail-party person, so basically 1 
don't go out much. 
Q: Would you get married again? 
Close: Definitely. I would love to 
find somebody I could enjoy life with, 
a great companion. I don't go to a lot 
of things because I don't enjoy going 
alone. I'll be there thinking. Why am 
I torturing myselP I'd like to have 
someone to share things with. If you 
have someone with a wonderful, ac- 
tive mind and a sense of humor, life is 
enlianced by that. 

Q: How is your teenage daughter 
with the opposite sex? 
Close: She's grown up with boys as 
friends, which is something I never 
did. So hopefully she'll be better 
equipped emotionally to deal with re- 
lationships as she goes through life. 
She seems more able to stand up for 
herself at her age than I was. 
Q: What was it like on the S/ep/ord set? 
Close: I'd met Bette before. She's 
screamingly funny but also highly 
professional. It was lovely getting to 
know Nicole. I got closest to Faith 
and her husband, Tim McGraw. I 
think they're wonderful people. 
Meeting her was a great gift. 
Q: At this point, do you feel secure 
with your success? 

Close: I feel more vulnerable than 
you'd think after years in show busi- 
ness. More vulnerable, more virginal 
than I've ever felt in my life. -J. W. 




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llette Midler, who just wowed 

crowds across the country during her 
latest concert tour, proves once again, 
in Stfpjord, that she is indeed divine. 
Whether she's making us sob in 
Beaches or cackle during Ruthless Peo- 
ple, her colorful boldness and life- 
affirming charm make her riveting to 
watch. At 58, the Grammy, Tony, 
Emmy and Golden Globe award 
winner lives in New York City with 
her husband of 19 years, Martin von 
Haselberg, and their daughter, 17- 
year-old Sophie. 

Q: Ihe Slepfbrd Wives takes a satirical 
look at women being pressured to be 
perfect. We're all surrounded by im- 
ages of feniiile beauty and perfection. 
Do you tliink that's tough on women? 
Midler: It's illusion and fantasy, and 
it's not really reachable for most 
women. On one hand, I kind of en- 
joy reading about beautiful, perfect 
people. It's a giiilty pleasure. But on 
the other hand, it's frustrating be- 
cause so few can really achieve that. 
Q: What about watching regular 
people trying to be Oawless on the 



Hood of rV makeover shows? 
Midler: 'llicrc arc so many of them. I 
think it's peculiar and horrifying in a 
Bnaie Mciv World w^xy. It's really sair)'. I 
think diat this movie is a kind of coun- 
terpoint to diat, so it's very timely. 
Q: Look at all of you-Nicole, Glenn, 
Faith-you are all blonds. 
Midler: I've been a blond since the 
early "HOs. .Actually, two weeks ago I 
dyed my hair dark and, oh my Ciod, 
I couldn't stand it. I ran screaming 
into blond again. 

Q: Probably a lot of mothers still 
wish that dieir daughters would marry 
a handsome prince. What do you 
dream about for your daughter? 
Midler: I don't believe in that 
princess dream. It's a bald-faced lie 
for those of us who are lucky enough 
to live in a time in Western civilization 
where you have the freedom to find 
your way and to live up to yoin^ hu- 
man potenrial. Not your female poten- 
tial or your male potential but your 
human potential. People who want a 
life and career should have it, and 
those who want to stay home and 
have babies should do it. But it's a 
waste of a good education if a woman 
wants to pursue a career and can't. 
Q: So do you talk to your daughter 
about finding the right guy? 
Midler: I do bug my daughter about 
getting married because I'd like to 
have a grandchild before I die. And 
there are Web sites now where, like, 
1 million people search for their first 
loves. Many of them have dumped 
their current spouses and gone back 
to their first loves. So I said to my 
daughter, who has a boyfriend, 
"Why don't you just marry this guy? 
In 30 years you're going to go back 
to him anyway." 

Q: What makes an ideal husband? 
Midler: Oh, someone who's hilari- 
ously funny. Who can coNTiNHKn 



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cook. VVlio s;ivcs \ou ;i loi ol money 
because lie's a fabulous breadwinucr. 
Who cl()esn"t gixe you a hard time 
vvhcu vou s|)eii(l loo much money. 
Who's a Ijiilliani lalliei who adores 
liis chihhen. Wlio supports you 
every step ol the way. Who's clean 
and smells great. Who looks great 
on your arm. Thai would be a per- 
fect husband. 

Q: Whether your husl)and matches 
that or not, the two of you must be 
doing something right because 
you've been married lor almost 20 
years. What's the secret:' 
Midler: I'm never home. I'm kid- 
ding, bill I don't say anything serious 
about our relationship because you 
can'l. You're just flying by the seat of 
your pnnis ihe whole lime, and }()u 
don't really know how it works. All I 
know is thai we're slill together. 
Q: You've softened your public per- 
sona a little but you're still outra- 
geous, and your fans still love you. 
Midler: They do! And I really ap- 
preciate that. Of course, privateK'. I 
usually turn the volume down a litde 
bit. But I'm not apologizing for being 
a little outrageous. Dirty songs and 
filthy jokes h,;\e jiul my daughter 
through private school. It really has 
been fantastic. When I perform, I can 
make my lans feel. "You know what, 
I'm realK- okay. She feels like I feel." 
Q: Nicole Kidman said you ga\c her 
very good advice about celebrity. 
Midler: I told her never to read anv- 
thing wriiten al)oui her. It is soul- 
destroying. If you're going to believe 
the good, you're going to bclie\e the 
bad too. and the bad is so corrosive 
to your spirit that you should just 
avoid it altogether. Nicole prettv 
much does a\ oid getting caught up in 
her publicity Basically, celebriiv is 
living in a bit of a bubble. But it can 
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awards, three daughters (Gracie. 7, 
Maggie, 5, and Audrey, 2), a gorgeous 
husband (Tim McGraw). and a sev- 
enth CD in the making, ^■ct she also 
found time to make a fora\- onto die 
big screen. The 36-year-old pladnum- 
selling country music star makes her 
silver screen debut with a deadpan 
portrayal of the perfect Stepford 
wife, Sarafi Sunderson. 

Q: Wfiat was it tike being in Step/ord? 
How did \ou ciioose it.-' 
Hill: Most important was the neeci to 
be in an ensemble cast where I could 
learn from the pros. I had a great 
time and learned more than I 
could've imagined-just what I had 
dreamed. I also made friends that I 
know I will alwa\s have. I felt like 
the luckiest girl in the world to have 
the opportunity to watch Nicole. 
Glenn and Bette work on the same 
stage. It was their gift to me. and I'm 
sure diey don't e\"eii realize it. Also, 
for this mo\ie [laughs], I had the 
largest breasts Txe e\cr had! 
Q: \Vhen you get glamorous and 
sew for a concert, do vou feel like 



the beautiful superstar we see, or as if 
it's a costume? Are you e\er about to 
perform and start thinking about 
your kids" book reports.-^ 
Hill: I'm most comfortable in my 
jeans and tennis shoes. But for the 
stage, it's fun to put on the mojo. It's 
part of what I do as a perfoiTner. And 
when I'm on stage. I'm in the mo 
iiient. The fans have come to see a 
sho\v and I \vant to give them 150 
percent. Ho\vever. most times, sec- 
onds before I go on, there's some 
kind of child-related task at hand. 
Q: If you could create a Stepford 
man, what would he be like.-' 
Hill: I feel I have been blessed with 
my husband. He's a gi^eat father. He 
challenges me and is my best friend. I 
like diat he's not what Stepford might 
characterize as die perfect man: he's 
/«r perfect man. Thank God he can 
think for himself and has an opinion. 
e\en if sometimes it isn't mine. 
Q: Do you ever think twice about 
die craz\' balancing act vou ha\'e to 
do between family and career.^ 
Hill: I do juggle a lot, just like my 
mom did }ears ago and just Hke so 
mail)' do now. I liaxe old-fashioned 
\alues. Tlic most important things to 
me are iiiv family, my relationship 
with God, being a loval friend and 
last, a dedicated woman who wants 
to live life to its fullest. There are 
times that I bite off more tlian I can 
handle, but it works out. I want to 
li\e life, and I want my girls to know 
diat life is a gift full of surprises. Live 
it. don't sleep through it. especially 
when vou ha\e the choice. —M.G.O 



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Are We 

OOKED 

ON Happy 

Pills? 

Americans' use of medication 

that tames tension, anxiety 

and dark moods has soared 

over the past few years. Is our 

growing pill habit a needed 

antidote to the toxic effects of 

our increasingly stressful 

lives, or do we just feel entitled 

to happiness on demand? 

BY LINDA MARSA 



It happened on 

a sultiy September morning in 1998, 
right after Denise Pinel, then 38, 
dropped off her two sons for their 
first day back at school after a busy 
summer. Walking through the door 
of her Westminster, California, home, 
she felt achingly empty. Suddenly, 
Pinel was enveloped by a suflbcating 
sense of dread: Her heart started rac- 
ing, her head pounded, and she 
couldn't catch her breath. "I was so 
frightened; I thought I was having a 
heart attack," she recalls. 

Her symptoms subsided after a few 
hours, but over the next two weeks 
she had several similar episodes. ''I 
felt like I was spiialing out of control," 
says Pinel, who finally sought help 
from her family doctor. After review- 
ing her symptoms and giving her a 
physical, the doctor diagnosed panic 
attacks and gave Pinel a prescription 
for a trancjuilizer But the diaig made 
her feel groggy, and its calming effects 
lasted only about six hours per dose. 
Once tire pill wore off, the crippling 
anxiety returned, and soon the at- 
tacks were happening almost daily. So 
Pinel's physician prescribed an antide- 
pressant that is also used to ease anxi- 
ety. He further urged her to seek 
counseling to sort out what was trig- 
gering her anxiety. 

In therapy, Pinel learned to ac- 
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she was iiiulcT and give hcrscli pcnnis- 
sion lo l)c- upset aboui il. Her fircfighler 
Imsband would olleu put in 2 i-liour 
sliilis at the lireliDUse. llien go to a job 
site lor the pluinbiiig-contracting busi 
ncss he and Piiicl ran together. Pinel 
felt like eveiythiiig was ou her slioul- 
ders: overseeing the business, doing all 
tiie household chores, managing the fi- 
nances and raising their two boys. 
"My husband was never home," says 
Pinel, who felt they had grown apart 
alter 16 years of niarriagc. "But since 



Celexa, which boost levels of the 
mood-altering brain chemical sero- 
tonin, have pnnen to be useful in con- 
trolling depression. Increasingly, 
doctors are dispensing tfiese SSRIs for 
their anxiety-ridden patients, too. As a 
result, the number of prescriptions be- 
ing written for SSRI medications has 
soared, with more than 142 million 
dispensed in 2003, up from 98 million 
in 2000. an increase of 45 percent. 
And millions even take tranquilizers, 
such as Valium, the "mother's little 



The FDA has issued an alert 

that some antidepressants may 

trigger suicidal feelings 



he was sacrificing for his family, I felt I 
couldn't say anything." That fateful 
morning, ;ill of her unresolved tension 
and bottled-up feelings flooded over 
her with die force of a tidal wave. 

After much soul searching, Pinel 
and her husband divorced aniicably. 
null was foiu" years ago. Toda\' they 
share custody of their sons, who are 
now 18 and 13, and Pinel works full 
time as a receptionist at a law firm. 
Although she still takes an antidepres- 
sant daily to keep her panic attacks 
Ironi recurring, she also uses skills 
she learned in counseling to pinpoint 
her stressors and what she can do to 
alleviate them, "i'm more proactixe 
now about lessening my stress when 
it starts to build up," she sa\s, "rather 
than sciuelching m\ feelings." 

As Pinel's experience demon- 
strates, for some people stress can be 
crippling. And for Pinel. as for mil- 
lions of others, antidepressants ha\e 
brought relief. The SSRI iselecti\e 
serotonin reuptake inhibitori drugs, 
such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil and 



helpers" that oiu" parents" generation 
used to calm the jitters. 

As use of SSRIs becomes more 
commonplace, some mental health 
experts have tried to sound a caution- 
ary note. They vvorr\- that a growing 
population of Americans is medicat- 
ing what are reall)- just nonnal varia- 
tions in temperament. ("Feeling sad.-' 
An.xious? Ima2;ine beins: allergic to 
people." are some common pitches.) 
But many of these people actually fall 
into a gray area, these experts say, 
\vhere tliey ai'e occasionally hampered 
b\- aiLxiety but ai"e not debilitated b\- 
it. And yet these same people, who 
may suffer nothing more than ever\'- 
day angst. now have the option of 
powerful medications that can be 
taken long term. 

"It's as if there's no such thing as 
normal behavior anymore." says 
Paula Caplan. Ph.D.. a ps\xhologist 
at die Pembroke Center for Teaching 
and Research on ^\'omen at Brown 
University, in Piovidence. Rhode Is- 
land, and author of T/icy Sar You're 
Cnny: How the World's Most Powerful 



Rychiatrists Decide Who 's Kormal. "Get- . 
ting initated and angr\- or feeling fear 
ful or frusti-ated is a natural response j 
to the often overwhelming stresses in 
life. It doesn't mean )'ou need medica- 
non."" The upshot, some critics say. is 
that we're becoming a nation of pill 
poppers who reach for a potent pre- 
scription rather than gi^apple with the |j 
underhing causes of our unease. 

This sea change began in 1988 
vNith dflt U.S. introduction of Prozac, 
a then entirely new kind of antide- 
pressant, which didn"t seem to cause 
the side effects, such as sedation, of 
the earlier generadon of medicadons. 
E\en better, it was rare for patients to 
ledially overdose on Piozac, a serious 
problem with some older anddepres- 
sants. Soon after Prozac's debut, a 
fleet of similar drugs followed, such 
as Zoloft (now the top seller, with 
nearly $3 billion in annual sales). 
Paxil and Luvox. All helped bring de 
pression and other psycliiatiic disor 
ders out of the closet. Millions of 
people who had long suffered in si 
lence with mental illness were en- 
couraged to seek help. The number 
of Americans being treated for de- 
pression more than tripled between 
1987 and 1997. from 1.8 million to 
6.3 million, according to a 2002 
Cohunbia University study, while 
those taking antidepressants doubled. 

But it wasn't just because more peo- 
ple were getting more help that pre- 
scription rates skyrocketed. Anodier 
reason was that these drugs seemed 
so safe; indeed, even family physi- 
cians felt comfortable prescribing 
diem. (In fact, it is esdmated that fam- 
ily doctors now write 60 percent of 
the prescriptions for anddepressants, 
e\en diough some may not be specifi 
cally trained to diagnose psychiatric 
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conipanics, whose ascendance coin- 
cided with the approval of Prozac, 
have also contrilnitcd to the surge, 
iiecanse pills may be less expensive 
than talk, therapy in the long run, 
they may be considered preferable by 
people watciiing the bottom line. 
"The insurance companies pressure 
physicians into prescribing drugs in- 
stead of referring patients to special- 
ists," says Joseph Glenmullcn. M.I^., 
a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical 
School, in Boston, and author of 
Proim Backlash. 

And adults aren't the only ones af- 
fected. From 1987 to 1996, the num- 
ber of children on mood-altering 
drugs nearly tripled, according to a 
2003 University of Maryland study, 
which also found that 6 percent of 



American children and teenagers 
were taking psychiatric medications. 
In 2002, doctors wrote 2.7 million 
prescriptions for children for selected 
antidepressants, such as Prozac. 

'Tlie creation of these mood diaigs 
in die first place is an example of ne- 
cessity becoming die mother of in\'en- 
tion. Given that the counU"\- seems to 
be in the grip of a protracted stress 
overload, die effectiveness of SSRIs at 
relieving symptoms of anxiety aiid de- 
pression has a guaranteed audience. 
Reseaich suggests diat the diugs pro- 
tect areas of the brain injured by 
stress. "SSRIs may protect against 
damage associated with depression." 
says Yvette I. Sheline. M.D., a profes- 
sor of psychiatry at the Washington 



Uni\'ersit)- School of Medicine, in 5. 
Louis, who did some of the researc. 
A Columbia University study su 
gests that antidepressants may ev( 
significandy stimulate the producti( 
of new nerse cells in these key r 
gions. which could even further pr 
tect the brain from stress. 

As efrecd\-e as die drugs have bet 
for some, they haven't put depressic 
and anxiet\- out of business for goo< 
"Some 20 to 30 percent of patients c 
not ^et relief from SSRIs," sa\ 
Alexander Bodkin. M.D., assistai 
professor of psychiatry at Harvai 
Medical School. Moreover, thes 
dnigs can cause side effects such . 
agitation, insomnia, loss of libidt 
weight gain and emotional numbnes 
Twenty-five percent of continue 



Relieving Stress, Naturally 



Stress IS a family affair 
at the home of Ladies' 
Home Journal's 
stressed-out family, the 
MacKenzies. where 
Robin. Leigh and their 
SIX kids ,'jggle hectic 
schedules. But after a 
four-day trip to the 
Canyon Ranch health 
resort, in Lenox, 
Massachusetts, Robin 
and Leigh brought 
home new relaxation 
skills for the whole 
family. "We can help 
each other relieve 
stress, even while 
we're watching TV." 
says Robin. 
Feet First Massage 
reduces stress, but a 
daily massage may be 



out of the question— 
unless you learn to do 
it yourself. While 
getting a reflexology 
treatment at Canyon 
Ranch. Leigh learned 
that rubbing the big 
toe alleviates headache 
pain and that focusing 
on the sole of the foot 
in the center 
heel can d\> 
lower-back pain Robin 
often experiences. Now 
the couple exchanges 
foot rubs nightly 
Stretch Away Stress A 
lesson in Thai massage— 
a form that involves 
stretching exercises with 
a partner— provided 
incentive to get the 
whole family involved 




For one of the stretches, 
Robin sits on the floor 
and clasps her hands 
behind her head, 
elbows pointing 
skyward. Bryn. 7, stands 
behind Robin and hugs 
her mother's arms. 
Next, she gently pulls 
Robin's arms back 
tc ' "It stretches 

my Ld^i^. and she thinks 
it's fun," says Robin. 
Giving Is as Good as 
Getting The person 
giving a massage isn't 



Just the two of 
us: Robin and 
Leigh MacKenzie 
de-stressed 
during their stay 
at the Canyon 
Ranch health 
resort in Lenox, 
Massachusetts 



missing out. Generosity 
IS a stress reliever on 
Its own, says a study 
published in the journal 
Psychosomatic 
Medicine. People who 
said they helped 
others were less likely 
to experience anxiety 
and depression, "My 
kids love touching and 
hugging me— and 
they're helping me 
reduce stress at the 
same time," says Robin 
—Alison Stem Wellner 



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takinj; the drugs at all. Lawsuits have 
been filed in dozens of states across 
the country and have swelled to close 
to 5.()()() plaintiffs, who claim to have 
experienced serious withdrawal prob- 
lems when they tried to go off their 
medications. 

In rare instances, die chugs seem to 
exacerbate symptoms. This past 
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doctors and paUents that made Iront- 
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pressants may trigger suicidal feelings 
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warning came too late. Two separate 
congressional investigations were 
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cerns to the public's attention sooner. 

Otlrers say it's a mistake to blame 
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Some severely depressed patients 
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FDA's office of drug evaluation in 
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lieved, that's when patients may 
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"Some of the side effects of th 
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medications should be only a stopgap. Unless a pci 
son learns better coping skills, the iindcihing stressors 
will continue to be a (actor. "In some people, these 
drugs blot out the symptoms," says Carl L. Tishler, 
Ph.D., a psychologist at Ohio State University, in 
Columbus. "But sometimes these symptoms arc a 
healthy emotional response that tells you something is 
wrong in your life that you need to fix." 

The rule of thumb, say experts, is to use SSRI 
medications, which can take up to eight weeks to be- 
come effective, only when anxieties interfere with 
daily activities. For example, if someone is so keyed 
up from stress that she can't eat (jr sleep regiilarly or, 
like Denise Pinel, has frightening panic attacks, she 
may be a candidate for drug treatment. 

Those experiencing transitory stress— a job loss, 
bereavement or even the need to c|uiel fear-of-flying 
butterflies— may be better served trying a benzodi- 
azepine such as Valium, Xanax, Ativan or Klonopin. 
These drugs, which take effect almost immediately, 
can be taken as needed rather than every day, ac- 
cording to Lori Altshulcr, M.D., director of the 
mood disorders research program at UCLA's Neu- 
ropsychiatric Institute, in Los Angeles. By enhancing 
a brain chemical, they work to produce a calming ef- 
fect, but they are sedating, which can make people 
unable to drive or do routine chores. And for some 
patients, they can be habit-forming if they're taken 
three to four times daily for a week or two, says Jay 
S. Cohen, M.D., an associate professor of lamily and 
preventive medicine and psychiatry at the University 
of California at San Diego, in La Jolla. 

Because of these drawbacks, doctors inge people to 
explore other ways of controlling stress, such as getting 
regular exercise, downsizing a crushing schedule or 
seeking cognitive-behavioral therapy, which teaches 
people to recognize obsessive or negative thoughts and 
then test them against reality. "You should discuss 
what you're feeling with your doctor," says Dennis 
Chamey, M.D., a psychiatrist at the National Institute 
of Mental Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, and co- 
audior of 'The Ihur 0/ Miml f)r.srnp/i<m. "Medication can 
be veiy helpful. But unless your luixiety is so crippling 
that it interferes with your daily life and )()u just can't 
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'llie Lckharts 
celebrate their 
anniversary 
by spending time 
with eaeh other 
while feasting on 
big, jnicy lobsters 



My husban s.n ai 

officer. As a militar>' famil), we've moxccl c|iiitc a l)it cncr llic 
years. We've never been in one place long enough to create 
our own traditions. Even when it came to our weckluig 
anniversary, we didn't ha\e a special way to celebrate. 
But just before our 10th anniversan, our 4-year-old, Sam, 
came up with a plan. He and I were grocery shopping. .\s 
usual, he made a beelinc for the lobsters in the tank and 
asked if we could get one. 1 answered as 1 always did: "On 
a special occasion." Most da\s, that satisfied him. But on 
this summer afternoon Sam said, "Let's get one for your 
anniversary." I told him it was a great idea. 

So on the morning of our anniversary, Sam and 1 
picked out the two biggest lobsters in the tank. He was 
later devastated to learn we were acluallv going to cat 



them instead of keeping ihem as pets, but his 8-vear-old 
sister, Kel.scy, was excited. That night, armed with napkins 
and bowls of melted butter, we feasted on lobsters and 
steaming corn on the cob. We had a me.ssy good time. 

Now with our 17th anniversary approaching, we'll do 
what we have done ever since: Buy a lobster for each 
member of the familv -even our toddler, Pete, gets his 
own. Lobster Dav is one of our familv 's most cherished 
traditions, its not ju.st a celebration of our anniversary, but 
also of the jov we bring to each other cv cry day. 

JACEY ECKHART, NEW ORLEANS 



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When an bitCLuiral designer Mary Mcaglicr teamed up 
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on the coast of Rhode Island, she knew the site-a 
generous spot of open land with unobstructed views of 
Narragansett Bay-would dictate the design. St) she 
gave the house extra-high ceilings with expansive 
windows, but also planned for outiloor living spaces, 
including a spacious screened porch. The homeowners 
knew from past summers that they loved having a spot 
where they could rektx or entertain without having to 
endure the harsh rays of midday sun or the relentless 
attack of mosquitoes. And sure enough, tiie new porch, 
with its dazzling vistas and comfortable furnishings, 
has become the family's favorite room during the 
summer months. 

Furnishings were selected with flexibility in mind. 
The family often entertains friends and extended 
family, and the round dining table, perfect for grown- 
up meals, easily doubles as an arts-and-crafts table 
during the day for visiting kids. The rattan sofa and 
chairs, all more than .50 years old but recently 
refinished, have oilcloth-covered cushions that look 
contemporary in vivid turquoise and are also easy to 
clean. The oversize lime-green terry-cloth pillows 
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good book on lazv afternoons, and the glass-topped 
rattan table is ideal for a spirited game of Scrabble. 

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space with a li\ely mix of \intage garden furniture; 
The wliite rattan sofa and round-backed metal dining 
chairs were passed down from a fa\orite aunt, and tlic 
rest of die furniture was accumulated o\"er the years 
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can easil)' be freshened up eveiy few years. The 
painted coffee table, originally a Mexican farm table 
with its legs cut down, is big enough for Sam and 
Phoebe to play board games on and shaiT after-schoo. 
snacks with friends. Hui^ on the \vall abo^■e a glass- 
topped rattan console i which doubles as a sideboard oi 
bai" dining parties i is an andque wooden cupboaid. It 
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dme on her o\vn. "Sometimes FU take m}' moniing 
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call with a friend after dimier. WTien things get hectic 
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Ipl^ei Respiiatory tract intrtCon '• ^ > ■•) 

BddKain :S^ '**» 

olenadiiif hvi ■.<■■' r«i:jlrii. '.>■■. J 

ftpuMfd bv^i' ' ■,■■■■ ,i;j..i.'i'it- 

tide tablets Jl.Hk ..,...^',...,...^:,... ...i,.A.,:,uu. ..,;,■.... v. ^.n.,uA:iilci 

git ^^lnllls \ludu> m lln* Untied yaio diid uitud.i ilyl were nnne wmimjo 
will tetolfiiadtite hydrochloride Ihan placebo 

Table 2 

Adverse eiqieriences reported in placebo-controlled seasonal aller^t 

rhinitis -.tudies in pediatric patients ages 6 lo 1 1 in the United Slates 

and Canada at rates ot greater than 2S 



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ISO ing/ks of lerlenadine (which led to fexofenadine exposures thai were 
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Mtil.ilKin, and R.1I Ivniphocvle i:hionRiy)fii.il AbeiT.ilinii asviysi and m wvo 
iMuusf Bone Mariow Microniideus assay} lests, fexuleiudine hydrochloride 
revealed no evidence ot mutagenicity In rat fertilify studies, dost^relatttl 
ic-dudions in implants and incieases in postimplanlation losses were 
observed al an oral dose of 150 m^kj ol terlenadine (wfiicfi led to fe.ii)fena- 
dine hvdrnchlonde fxptisiin^ tfi.ll wnv ,(ppro»ini.itrk > times the exposure 
iiMlviii.ixiiiiiiiii !i'....i. ■■■: ,Im! :,;, ■(,' i.' "■ - iiriudinehydrochlo- 

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i>i'viM'iis onlv it the poienisil benehl lustilies the poleiitial risk to the leius 
Nonleratogenic Etferts. ftise-fdated deceases in pup weight gam and 
Min,K, iiiv.-'h'ut^trsd in rats e-yxised loan oral dose of 150 rng/k^ of lerfe- 
ii.iilinc „i|)|ii(m!ii,iicfv } limn the m.Diimum recommendHl daiK oral dose 
at tncilenadme liydrudiloride 111 adults based on companion of fexofeiydine 
hydinihloride AlUs! Nursing MoHiets Ifiere are no adequate and well- 
conlmlled studies m women ilunn^ lactation Beausc minv dnjgs are excret- 
ed in human mill., cauiion should be exercised when fexofenadine 
fiydrochloride is administered lo a nursing woman Pediatric Use Ihe rec 
ommended dose m palienis 6 to 1 1 years of age is based on crossstudv com- 
parison ot the pharmacokinelio of AILECRA m adul^ and pediain'. patients 
and no ifie safety profile of fexofenadine hydrochlonde h. '"oih aduii and 
pedialnc pahents at doses equal to or higher than the recommended doses 
Ihf sali'W of AUECRA tablets at a dose ol JO mg hNice daily has been demon- 
sir,3i<?d in 4 J8 pedialnc patients 6 to 1 1 years ot age in two placebo-controlled 
J week seasonal allergic rhinitis Inais Ifie safety of AlUcRA lor theireaiment 
ot chronic idiopathic uriicana in patients 6 to 11 years ot age is bdsed on 
cross-study comp.)nson of the pharmacokinetics of AUE&RA in adult and 
ptTliaint patients and on Ihe satelv profile ol fexofenadine in both adiitt and 
pcdiairic patients at doses i-citui to or higher ihan the recommended dose 
fhe effectiveness ot AlCtGRA lur Ihe frealment of scw)n.il .lilereic ihinilis m 
pdtieiilst^IoUyearsoldgewjsilemonstra'Hiiii'i" imi n-iii .tmhuh 
ALL[GRAtableb30ingiwicedailvMgnifKaiif'\ ■ mres 

compared lo placetw, along with Mtrjpolji 1 - ■ ■, m 

pjtienb age U soars and above and the , mi . 1-. m 

adulK and children fheettecllvc-n(^^otAllt(1KA'^'( iti' |^ ii(;in;i,..|i-nfon- 
ic idiopalhit uriicana 111 paticnh h to 1 1 years ot age is based on an extrapc^ 
lation ot Ihe demonsiraied ellicao ol AiLtOIW in adul^ with ihis condition 
and ihe likelihood that Ihe din-ase course, palhoplivsn-'lcvv jnd Ihe dfug's 
et'ai an; substaiil'aifv Mmiiar m children to that ol adult p.itienls. Ihrev clirt- 
nal satetv studies companng 1 5 mj BID in-85i and 50 nig BlDui - i W ot an 
e.ipnimnitiilfotmulationol fexofenadine ioplaceboin-4}0)tuvebiTn con- 
ducted m pediatnc p-ilienls aged b months to 5 yean, in general, fexpfena- 
tltnc hsdrQchliiiide was well tolerated m these studies No ur.e\pectea 
■idvcrv ^^enl^ wcrt yvi giseii the kitosvn safety profile o* ttujfetiadine and 

likfis ..idv.Tv^ [.Mil s I, ■: i|)is patient population .Vr .adverse fiLUTIONS 

anduiNni I ■pv ii I he safety and effectiveness of fewtenadine 
hvdnwii. ■ ■ ':!- iindHfeveanotagehavenoibwnestib- 

lishti.) Gcrialiii. Lv ; .-ii'-sot.AllE<iRAlabtetsardQpsulesd>dnci| 

induiJt si.)i<MF.-Tii iiunnK'^ 111 sut)|ects aged 1)5 veaisand over to ddemiine 
wdeihei this population responds differently Irom vounger patients Other 
feiHifted clinnal expenemr has not idenfified differences m rrsponses 
between the genatnc and vounger patients this dnjg is known 10 E>e s<jb- 
slantialK euieteil bv the Mdnev. and the nil of toxK reactions lo this druj 
mav be ^ater m pan(•n^ with impaired renal hinction Because eWcrts 
palients are more likelv lo have derrastil renal hlm^o^ can* sfwuNJ be 

laken m do^e vleclion and nuv !>■■ ■;'■>•''■' '-■ ""i^r"' ".i' t^.-. ■■,•,■ (^ 

cUNiyi PKASM.Ai:OI.OG>i ADVERSE RacnONS St'3>ofijl iiliii^K H hintfe 
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1." V''.i'sotageandulder,wtiichiitH;i>'..'_i'' .,! ' ' ■, , < i.iitine 
h>-iii'itii('iideupsule.atdovsofA'msct(i;-ti,ifn^r\vKiHliiK .]d^■■(Vl^encs 

wvr I " W'terudinehvdrochlonde and placeh.>tnrjted patients y 

aii<\- -.'Ti ',';jf wrre n-poitcd bv greater tfun \\ ot pd^ent^ wnc 
receivfi) it-t a-coRiniwiOd daiN doseol fexohaudme hvdrocMorde ti' i"g 
caps ■■■ tills i\M ftut were more common wih tewfenjiire 

hvdwii . -liNiedinlablel inapijcetv-Ktnrmlleddin- 

'("j'stio. - .ii.hindudeci?\ipatiefBj)w.^i.'»eafsjnd 

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Three dinical wfety studies m 845 children aged b tnonths lo 5 seats com- 
paring 15 mg BIO (n -85) and iOmgBIO(n=iiOlofanexpenmentaltormu- 
ialion ol fexoteiudine to placebo (n-4}(i) have been concluded In general, 
texofenadme hydrochfonde was wdl tolerated m these studies No unexpect- 
ed adverse events wef yen iwm ilir knossn safety profile of fewfenadine 
and likely advr-' ■'■ 1. •■ . '. . ■■ ■ > -nt population (See PRECflL^ONS 
Pediatric Use Chronic idiopaiha Or ticaria .Wverse events reported bv 
patients 12 v^■JI^ ■ I ■■: ■:■' i MH-bfrconinjIled chronic idiopathic 

ufticana sludies wen- Mimui U' msv reported in pUcebo^onlrolied seasonal 
alkriyc rhinitis studies In placetw-controHed chronic idiopathic urticana dm- 
ical trials, which included 726 patients 12 years ot age and older retepiingtex- 
oleiiadme hydnxhlonde tablets al doses of 20 to 240 mg twice daiN. adverse 
ments were similar m fexofenadine hvdrochlonde and placebo-treated 
patients lable i lists adverse expenences in patients aged 12 veais and older 
whicti were (eported by greater than !S ot patients tnsated svith fevo'enadine 
hydrochlonde bO mg tablets twice daily in controlled clinical sTudies in the 
United Stales and Canada and that were more common with fevotenadine 
hvdrodilonde than placebo Ihe safety ol fcwlenadme hstirochionde m ine 
treatment ol chronic idiopathic orlicanj m pediamc patients to n >ejrs of 
age IS based on the salety prohle of fexofenadine hydrochlonde m adults and 
adolescent patients at doses equal lo or higher than the recommended dose 
■see Pwiiatnc Use) 

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Adverse expenences reported in patients 12 vears and older in place- 
bo-controlled chrome idiopathic urtiuna studies in Ihe United States 

and Qnada at rates ol greater than 2S 
AjVtfSf tilie'ifFitf '^-Ti,'fr,;J,r^'x. m^ ^■Xiiv 

nt(ff.A;,i's r-iT 

6dckPam 23 n-i, 

Sinusitis 22s T'S 

Oimnevs 22^ Dt^ 

Drowsiness 23 C'CS 

Events that have been reported during controlled dm>ca: tnals 'Psiys'.Tj x'i- 
sonal allergic rtiimlis and chronic idiopathic uftana (aDents with irocefvev 
less Ihan \% and vmilar lo placebo and hase b«n ranris rep.-rtflJ cuir\ 
postniarletirrg surveillance mdude insonmij, nerscvJiess, ar^ seep anor- 
ders or paroninj in rare casei rash, urticana. pnjorjs ir>6 hsperssrNtruft 
reactions with manilestations such as angjoedenu chest PgJitnes- diswea, 
flushmgand svMemic anaphsUxishave been reported OVHtDOSACE ?vtx>n\ 
of lootenadine hsdrodiforide overdo>e have brer mriwiuer! if>j tcrii-n 
limited infomiation Hoswsct, diinness. dn>\nesv ind liis noir ivie 
been reported Singledosesotfev)fefladinchvCnxn!widei,ptoWJrT^ >a 
normal volunteers al this liox ^el', ar^J dos« yp to c* r-j twxe ii-S ^'j 
I mondi \threT; noonal vclunteers at th6iJi>se lesef cf 2-40 m^cae oaN \y 
1 year \2J4 nonnal u'luntws at iNn iJcnt 'tsef were acnireWed ^ithxt 
the development otcliniolSsgrificanuiJi'-'v ■%■- ■^ ■■- :>-;.r-'\i!.it^'>,!> 
bo In the event of overdose. cwNdei ■ : s>e ir. 

unahsorbed drug SymptoniotN. and sLi'i' -■-■.>.•. 

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blood ,I> removed' folkjsvirg terii..„ - . ■.. ,-^ji-n 

occurr(:djtoQldnsesottCTDfenadiriehsdrA"^-..i'Oii.i.;. AU'r^v^c.rvn.c 
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gaiss pathological findings Aer; oNfivr: 
oftserstdatool doses 'jp to AW'Ti^kj .^l. ■.-; -; >;-^- .;■,.. 
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dog; Vanessa In her bedroom 



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to impro\e. At a fricnd"s paiiy later 
that )ear. Ramire? ran into an old 
acquaintance-tall, slender, blue- 
eyed Richard McCafferty. 21. a 
painter and handyman who also 
came from a troubled family. "We 
connected on a lot of levels." says 
Ramirez, who was drawn to Mc- 
Cafferty"s calm, easygoing nature. 

..After several months of dating, 
the two wanted to get mairied. but 
Ramirez didn't have the Si. 400 it 
would cost for a di\orce. The cou- 
ple moved to rural Orient Hill, 
where they celebrated the births of 
Gabrielle in 1992 and Joseph in 
1995. However. McCafferrs's fre- 
quent unemployment and increas- 
ingh- serious drinking problem took 
a toll on the relationship, and 
Ramirez thieatened to %valk out. He 
prompth" sobered up and enrolled 
in an electricians" training progi^am. 
"We were excited about bettering 
our li\es." Ramirez recalls. 

On July 23. 2001. just before liis 
sraduation. the familv. alona: with 
McCaffertys niece. Desiree. 11. 
and his sister-in-la^v. Pam, went 
camping at New Ri\er. ^\est Mr- 
ginia. "The kids \sere having a 
blast." recalls Ramirez. She left for a 
lun to die store. onl\- to return to a 
horrifying scene: Joseph. 5. was 
perched on a rock, watcliing his fa- 
dier flail in the water as he tried to 
reach \'anessa. Gabrielle and De- 
siree. who were do\\"n river strug- 
gling to stay afloat. The children 
had been wading in knee-deep wa- 
ter when a strong current swept 
them off their feet. McCafferty. a 
weak s\vimmer. had jumped in to 
sa\e them. Ramirez dove in and. 
with Pam's help, managed to get 
the girls to safetv. Caught in an 
eddy. McCafferty drownied. 

The loss was devastating. "Tlic 
girls cried and cried, but Joev took 
ii the hardest." savs Ramirez. 



Adding to their misery- was their 
leak}-, moldy old trailer, which, she 
suspected, had contributed to her 
kids" respiratory infections over the 
years. .After hearing about Habitat 
from a friend, she applied in 2002 
to the local affiliate in Lewisburg. 
She was approved three months 
later, \vhen it was determined that 
McCafTerty"s death benefits could 
help her cover the S3 50 do^\Ti pay- 
ment and $211 monthly mortgage. 

Tragedy struck yet again later 
that year. Ramirez was diagnosed 
with -ciuldple myeloma, a rare can- 
cer of the blood that is treatable but 
incurable. The cancer was caught 
early, but Ramirez still required 
chemotherapy, as well as steroids 
and antibiodcs for the painful kid- 
ne)" infections that often accompany 
the disease. (She was covered by 
Medicaid.) Despite nausea and fa- 
tigue, Ramirez put in the required 
175 sweat-equir\- hours, and in Jan- 
uaiy 2003 the famil}- moved in. 

^\*ith her cancer now in remis- 
sion. Ramii-ez has transformed the 
place, turning the back porch into 
her bedroom and adding an interior 
\vall so die kids can each ha^■e their 
own room. Determined that her 
kids not repeat her mistakes, she 
insists that education come first, 
and all dnee aie excelling academi- 
cally. .Although she"s lost contact 
with Fernando and his family in 
Colombia. Ramirez has begun in- 
vestigating legal avenues for get- 
ting a divorce so that she can 
many her ne^v love. Rick Daile)'. a 
-10-year-old mill worker. "A year 
ago. \'anessa didnt know how we 
were soins: to sro on with our lives." 
she says. "Now she says. 'We did it. 
Mom— were mo\ing on!" "" O 



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/hat Your Coffee 
ravings Mean 

cup of coffee can 
give you a jolt to 

1 vour day going. But 
. cr time, you're likely 
i find it takes more to 
Lt the same kick start 
^ \ our body builds a 

t ranee to your usual 
.Illy amount (a 
iicnomenon that 
iirs with most addictive 

>stances). So you have to be 
acful about how many cups you 
mid up to. Though coffee has a 
urprising number of benefits— 
rom revving up your metabolism 

enhancing mental acuity— you 

:. an get too much of a good thing. 
So-called caffeine intoxication is 

1 condition that brings about 
inxietv', ner\'Ousness and tremors, 
ays Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.. a 
jrofessor of behavioral biology at 
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Medicine, in Baltimore. Tlie 
average person can consume 
berv\'een 250 and 500 mg of 
caffeine a day without iU effects. 
Wliile the average cup delivers 
100 mg, a Starbucks Grande 
(16 oz.) can pack 223 mg. Add a 
12-oz. Diet Coke, and you're up 
to 270 ma;. Thoueh annovina:, 
caffeine intoxication is not life- 
threatening. The only thing to do 
is wait it out. It can take up to 
six hours for the effect of caffeine 
to wear off. —Anne de Ravel 



A Bright Spoi 



Effective acne treatments have been elusive, and come with 
side effects such as sun sensitivity and depression, but a 
revolutionary light therapy is changing all that. The 
new treatment works by using different wavelengths of light to 
stimulate the body's immune system to attack acne-causing 
bacteria. "It literally gobbles up the bacteria," says Cindy Graf, a 
laser-light expert at Laser Centers of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee. 
The treatments, now widely available from dermatologists, cost 
about $150 a session and are generally not covered by insurance. 
Usually, about four 10-minute treatments are needed to clear the 
skin. The light causes no visible side effects but produces a mild, 
short-lived stinging sensation. The procedure can be done 
anywhere on the body where acne occurs. —Janine S. Pouliot 



New Help for 
Hemorrhoids 

Q: I first got hemorrhoids when 
I gave birth to my daughter 
three years ago. I've heard 
hemorrhoid surgery is awful, 
and over-the-counter remedies 
don't work for me. Are there 
any alternatives? 

A: Hemorrhoids occur when 
pressure from constipation, 
pregnancy or weight gain causes 
veins around the rectum to 
weaken and slide down. They're 
rarely a serious health threat, 
but they do cause discomfort. 
Fortunately, a new procedure, 
using surgical staples to pull 
the veins back into their normal 
position, requires only two or 
three days' recovery. It's also 
less painful than the previous 
method, which involved cutting 
out inflamed veins and required 
up to six weeks for recovery, 
says Erik Wilson, M.D., an 
assistant professor of surgery at 
The University of Texas Health 
Science Center at Houston. If 
your symptoms persist for more 
than two or three months, your 
hemorrhoids are probably not 
going to go away, and you may 
want to consider surgery, says 
Dr. Wilson. —Maureen Kennedy 



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A young-r generation 
is getting rid of joint pain 
and getting back to life. 



riitr pain in loan >> liips u.i^ :•>) liatl thai 
shf tx)iilcln't i;() shopping, coukin t 
climb stairs, coiikint f\tn bend over to 
put her socks on. M age .S.S, she felt she 
had too much life ahead of her to spenti 
it in constant jiain Worse still, her wed- 
ding was coming up. and she v\orried 
that she woiikln i be able to walk down 
the aisle That s when Joan asked her 
doctor for a solution tliat would make 
the pain go away — for good. 

Joan isn't alone. Nearly one-third of 
Americans suffer from joint pain, and 
for 48 million of them, the cause is 
osteoarthritis. Man> people think the 
daily creaks and groans in their joints 
are a natural pan of getting older It is 
for this \ er) reason that osteoarthritis 
is called a "quiet" disea.se. often going 
imdiagno.sed imtil its later stages. 
Howe\er. osteoarthritis is a degenenitive 
condition, and if left untreated, the pain 
it causes can rob you of youi mobilin'. 
\()ur \itality and even the quality of the 
time you spend with \()ur family. 

Why should you 
live with pain? 

For many people, just seeing one's 
doctor is a big first step. .\s \()u cope 
with the challenges of daily life, it's 
eas> to forget that pain is not normal. 
It may be .'. sign of a larger problem, like 
osteoarthritis, that won t just go awav. 
I'he good new s is that the pain in \ x)ur 
joints can be treated .mti doctors agree 
that the sooner nou treat u. the better. 

.Man> people tr) (o treat themsei\es 
with over-the-counter painkillers. ;ind 
w hen those stop wdrking. the> turn to 
th.eir primani care iKKtors. w ho prescribe 
higher-strength pain medications. But 
pain is onh part of the problem. While 
medicines gi\e you short term relief. 
thc> ma\ simph mask thi- underlying 



damage being done to your joints by a 
progressive di.sease like osteoarthritis. 
niat's wh) it's a good idea to talk to a 
joint specialist right away, to see if a 
more permanent solution can eliminate 
>()ur pain. 

Not your grandfather's 
joint implants. 

.More and more bab> boomers are 
challenging the conventions of 
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them sta> active longer. Hip and knee 
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as man)' doctors opt for minimally 
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.Most patients are startled b\ the positi\e 
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Joan s doctor recommended a hip 
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.ifter the paKedure. she climbed a fliglit 
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w as li\ ing in p;iin. she could never dance 
at her friends' w eddings. but after her 
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ow n.'It gave me nn lite back, to the 
point w here I don't even think about it 
an)more."Joan s;i)s."l would tell an)-one 
w ith that kind of pain not to wait. Talk to 
)our dtKtor .uid do stimething about it " 

For the millions of boomers w ith 
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Eating Habits 
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When you look at lii^-energ}- peo- 
ple, healthy eating is nearly always 
sometliing they all hz\e in common. 
But \\hat constitutes "healthy" is sub- 
ject to a sui-prising ainotmt of confu- 
sion. Clearly, certain time-honored 
rules apply: Tlie long-held U.S. gov- 
ernment recommendation of five 
servings (think fistfuls) per day of 
fruits and \'e2;etables still makes CTeat 
nutritional sense. Likewise, the ad- 
vice to limit the amount of refined 
wliite sugar and flour in yotu- diet is 
inefutable. Any good eating plan ac- 
commodates those guidelines. 

I coined the terai RealAze to reflect 




not a persons calendar age but the 
age that more accurately represents 
how HHich his or her body has aged. 
It carl be many years older or 
younger than calendar age. depend- 
ing on individual habits of health 
and \vell-being. But e\-en if your Re- 
alAge is older than your calendar 
age. there's no need to despair: Sci- 
ence over the past 20 years has 
shown that aging can be slowed 
down or e\en reversed by adopting 
healthy habits, especially when it 
comes to eating. (To calculate your 
o\vn RealAge. \isit wwu'.RealAge.com.) 
Wlien I explain my "RealAge diet" to 
people, however, most are amazed to 
learn that it includes many delicious 
foods that they assumed %vere either 
forbidden or se\"erely restricted. How 
can this be? It's because the key to 
ni}- eating-for-energ\- plan is its effect 
not on what the scale says but on the 
two main areas of the bod)- that con- 
trol aging: the arteries and the im- 
mune system. 

In my Niew. the arteries aj^e the sin- 
gle most important part of the body. 
Tliey deli\"er blood and its nutrients 
to your skin, heart, brain, muscles, 
reproductive organs and everv* cell in 
your body. If your arteries are not 
cai-ed for properly, they get clogged 
with fatt}- buildup, which diminishes 
tlie anioimt of o.vvgen and nutrients 
that can reach the cells, continued 



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vcerpted from the bock The RealAge' Makeover, by Dr. Michael F. Roizen. 
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When your luaii lias to work loo 
hard, you hccomt sluggish, sickly 
and literally older than your )cars. 

Your immune system, the other 
major factor affecting \()ur RealAgc. 
is the bod\"s vital sclf-poiicing 
mechanism. It consianllv monitors 
\oin health and springs into action 
to thwart potential problems (by 
seeking out and destroying viruses 
or bacteria, for example). Keeping 
the system fit is essential to avoid- 
insr disease and preventing aging. 
And eating right is crucial to achiev- 
ing that fitness. 

Die age-retarding, energy -boosting 
eating plan I'w de\ised advocates 
forgetting about diet as a \va)- to lose 
weight and thinking about food as 
what it is : fuel for your body to run 
efficiently. You wouldnt put low- 
grade gasoline in a premium engine: 
neither should you run your bod\' 
with the nutritional equivalent. A 
pleasant side efi'ect: Wlien you culd- 
vate this way of eating, you'll natu- 
rally gravitate toward a healthy 
weight-and a \oun2;er ReaL\iie. 

Best of all. the 10 healthy habits 
below include some happy surprises. 



_ EAT FAT FIRST 
At the beginning of e\en- meal, eat a 
bit oi healthy fat-a few walnuts, a 
tablespoon of guacamolc. some 
whole-grain bread dipped in oli\e oil. 
You'll feel full sooner and end up eat- 
ing fewer caloi ies overall. And bv 
■■health\" fat. I mean the artcrv- 
sparing. unsaturated kind found in 
olive oil. canola oil. avocados, 
flaxseeds, nut oils, fish and some 
legumes, not the livdro^enaLcd oils 
used in so man\- processed foods. Do. 
however, keep \(Uir total dailv fat 
consumption to :?hout 60 gi.ims. or 
25 percent of your iota! daih caiories. 



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'Die a\erage right now in the United 
States hovers closer to 80 gi^ams. or 
35 percent of total calories. 



^ NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST 
A high-nutrient moiTung meal power- 
starts your day. keeps your blood- 
sugar levels stable and helps you 
a\-oid hunger pangs that lead to c^a^■- 
ings and unwise choices later in the 
day. Wliole-giain cereals are pai^ncu- 
larly good. They are abundant in 
fiber, which prevents lipid buildup 
and thus helps pre\"ent arterial aging. 



■ FILL UP ON FLAVC 
na\"onoids are antioxidants found in 
plants that help you fight die aging of 
the arteries and the immune system. 
They're plentiful ita cranberries, cran- 
berry juice, orange juice, tea. red 
\vine. apples, applesauce, strawber- 
ries, broccoli, onions and other 
deeply colored fnaits and vegetables. 
Tliirty-one milligiains a day ^a cup of 
broccoli or an apple each ha\"e about 
4.2 mg of flavonoids I will make your 
ReaLAge substandall\- \oun""er. 

~^ LADLE ON THE MARINARA 
Tomatoes are superfoods. and data 
show that they are e\en better for 
you when they're cooked lespecialh' 
with a little healthy fat. such as 
olive oilt. All tomatoes contain a 
carotenoid— a kind of vitaminlikc 
pigment found in manv fruits and 
\ ogetables-called lycopenc. In addi- 



tion to gi^■ing tomatoes their bright- 
red color, lycopene has immune- 
strengthening, anti-inflammatory 
properties that not only keep your 
arteries young but may also inhibit 
the g^"owth of cancers of the 
prostate, lung and breast. \Vhen 
tomatoes are exposed to heat, the 
lycopene content actually increases. 
.Aim to eat at least 10 tablespoons of 
tomato sauce a \veek. 



FEAST T" ^■'■- 
Many kinds of fish, including salmon 
and ^vhite-fleshed fish such as cod or 
bass, contain omega-3 fatty acids, a 
type of fat associated \vith healthy 
heai"t function. Indeed, eating non- 
fried fish of any kind, whether fatt}^ 
or not, at least once a week may cut 
^"Our risk of heart attack in half No 
one is sme \vhy this is so. but experts 
speculate its because omega-3s pre- 
vent plaque buildup along artery 
\valls. For those concerned about the 
presence of mercury. PCBs or other 
contaminants, my ad\-ice is to eat a 
varietv of fish from a variety of 
sources. Tlie FDA. while endorsing 
the nuti-itional value of fish in gen- 
eral, has issued a warning that preg- 
nant women, nursing mothers and 
\oimg children should not eat shark, 
swordfish. king mackerel or tilefish, 
since all contain high le\els of mer- 
cui"\. Ho\\e\er. die ageiio.' urges these 
at-iTsk groups to eat up to 12 ounces a 
week of fish with low mercui")'. such 
as salmon, canned light tuna. poUock 
and catfish. continued 



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This is probably the only ouch item on this list— most 
Americans lo\e their hamburgers and steaks. But 
whether it's the saturated fat in red meat or some 
other substance, many studies have documented that 
eating too much of it increases inflammation of the 
arteries and ages the immune system. Jt's true that 
"bad" LDL cholesterol levels can decline when 
someone goes on a red-meat-intensive diet, such as 
Atkins, but only when the person also loses a signifi- 
cant amount of ^veight— and in the meantime, the in- 
flanmiarion that red meat promotes still prematurely 
ages the aneries and immune system, i Think of red 
meat as a condiment^a wa)' to impan fla\or. rather 
than as a main coiurs©. By the way. diis also goes for 
tlie "other white meat." pork. 



CHOW DC "\ REAL CHOCOLATE 

Real chocolate-thc dark kind, which is cocoa 
butter-based, not milk chocolate or "chocolate" con- 
cocted from trans fats and injected Asith fla\oring— is 
a kind of miracle food. Its a saturated fat that the 
bod}" transforms into a healthy fat. As such, it pro- 
N-ides age-reducing fla\onoids. \bu"ll need to read la- 
bels, but you'll know by the magnificent taste when 
youve got the real McCoy. Like all fats, though, 
chocolate is calorically dense, packing more calories 
per giam laround 6i than either protein or carbohy- 
drates (4). So don't sro o\erboard. 



8 



CJ DRINK UP-r 
Mountinsf e\-idence suEfiiests that one-half to one al- 
coholic be\erage a day. ^vhedier wine, beer or spirits, 
helps decrease )our RealAge. .Alcohol itself slows 
do^^^l arterial aging, though no one is exacdy sure 
how or why. (One theory holds that alcohol pro- 
motes the o.xidation of fat that would otherwise accu- 
mulate as plaque along arter%" walls.) And red wine 
confers some extra benefits because it contains 
res\eratrol. a fla\"onoid that slows the cells" agii 
process. Res\"eratrol is found in die skiii of a gi"ape. 
and red ANines ha\"e been in contact \\ith that skin for 
longer tlian ha\e wliites (hence the red color). If you 
prefer the taste of \\hite \\-ine. here's a trick: Freeze 
three gi^apes of any color (all contain resveratrol), 
dien place diem in the bottom of your glass. Pour 
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fterward to get the same effects 
)u"d set from red wine. But remem- 
CI", the payoff evaporates as drinking 
icreases. In addition to a host of otlier 
roblems, heav']*- drinkers frequently 
.ne a RealAge that is three years 
Idcr than that of moderate drinkers. 



y REACH FOR THE JAVA 
f you love caffeinated beverages as 
audi as I do, you're in luck. As long 
s you don't exhibit any of die rela- 
ively infrequent side effects of caf- 
ane consumption, such as abnomial 
leartbeat. migraines, gastrointestinal 
ipset or caffeine "intoxication" (see 
•age 141), there's good reason to 
jiock back four or more cups a day 
I >f coffee or diet cola. Enough studies 
lave now been performed that we can 



say with confidence that dnnking fom- 
or more 6-ounce cups of cofiee a day 
ma\- significantly decrease \'our risk of 
Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. 
This in turn makes vour RealAsre 
\ounger by three to six months. Just 
be sure to filter \oin- coffee throuarh 
paper (to rid it of oils) and take it widi 
skim milk, if ;uiv. and no susar. 

1 ,{\ 

z ENTURE 

All too often, eating is an unconscious 
act; we can overeat simply because 
we're not pacing attention. Use your 
senses to savor the colors, textures, 
smells and flavors of your food. And 
even if you're a busy parent who 
finds giocers- shopping and preparing 
meals a chore, remember diat shaiing 
food is a bonding experience, a time 



when family members can catch up 
(Ml one another's lives. Such enjoy- 
ment is itself an energ\' booster, but 
' ■ ond that, preparing your own 
food is the single best guarantee tiiat 
you are eating the right stuff. So focus 
on the pleasures of cooking rather 
thaii the tedium. If you haven't a clue 
what to do with a funny-looking veg- 
etable (kolilrabi, for exmiiple). look it 
up and tiy out a recipe. In fact, make 
a point of testing a new recipe at least 
once a week. And broaden your culi- 
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FINGER 

FOOD, 

LATIN 

STYLE 



iast\ tapas, 
jombincd \\'\[h 
refreshing 
vingria and good 
friends, add 
11]) to a snrefire 
reeipe tor 
summer fun 




What better way to enjoy the long, 
wann nights of summer thitn uniting 
friends o\cr for a fun. casual outdoor 
mciil? Sene up sonic savoi-v' tapas and 
the evenmg is sure to be a success. 
Tapas aic belie\ed to ha\e originated in 
mid-19th-cenLury Spain as a slice of 
meat co\ ering a glass of sherr\'. aird 
tlie)' ha\c c\ol\cd into bite-size nibbles 
that niclude marinated oli\x^. meats, 
cheeses, seafood and sausages. Now 
tapas ha\e become crowd-pleasers. since 
most are simple to prcpai-e and eas\- for 
party-goers to bdajicc while lioiduii; a 



glass. Plus, tapas can be made in ad- 
^■ance and sened at room temperature. 

Creadng a fesdvc Latin mood is a 
breeze. Put on some lively flamenco mu- 
sic, light candles and la\" out decorati\'e 
throw rugs and large pillows (if you 
have them* on the lawn or deck for 
%our guests to lounge on. ,\rrange die 
tapas on platters or m colorful small 
dishes. .-Vnd don"t forget to have plent)^ 
of Spanish ^^'ine or chilled sangria on 
h:md. whidi are perfect complements to 
diese tast^■ nioi"sels. Then kick back and 
enjoy die perfect fiesta. 



Get your guests in a 
merry mood with a 
bright, colorful table 
setting. Have them 
relax with a glass of 
chilled sangria and 
a plate of tidbits. 
They'll be instantly 
transported to Spain. 
At right: Marinated 
Olives With Lemon 
and Herbs 



PHOTOGRAPHS BY BROOKE SLEZAK 
RECIPES AND STYLING BY LORI POW 
TEXT BY CAROLINE STANLEY 



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mgria 

SERVES 8 

Prep time: 12 min Total time: 4'/4 hrs 

kiklien cue: Ackl the duh socLi jmt before 
\innngor it will go flut. 

12 oz. (3 cups) raspberries 
2 nectarines or peaches, halved. 

pitted and sliced thin 
2 bottles (750 nnl. each) chilled 

white wine 



6 tablespoons orange-flavored 

liqueur such as Grand Marnier 
3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste 
1 cup chilled club soda 

Arrange raspberries, then nectarines in 
a large ser\'ing bowl and top with 
wine, liqueur and sugar. Gently stir to 
combine, then keep chilled and cov- 
ered for at least 4 hours, lop with club 
soda before serving. 



Per serving: 215 calories, g saturated fat, 
16 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrates, 29 mg 
<- iicium, 3 g fiber 

' ' utcito Chips 

SERVES 8 

Prep time: 5 mm Total time: 10 nnin 

Kitchen ate: 1/ you can 'tjind Spanish smoked 
pciprika, which luis a richer fhtvor, use regular 
paprika, siveet or hot, available in the spice 
section of your supermarket. 

1 bag (16 oz.) salted potato chips 

1 teaspoon hot or sweet smoked 
paprika 

♦ Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange cliips 
in one laver on 2 bakins: sheets. Bake 
cliips in upper and lower thirds of oven 
3 minutes. Put 'j teaspoon papiika in a 
small sieve set over a bowl. Remove 
cliips from oven. Shaking sieve, sprinkle 
paprika evenly over warm chips. 

♦ Bake cliips for 2 more minutes. 
Transfer sheets to racks to cool 
and sprinkle chips as before with 
remaining paprika. 

Per serving: 305 calories, 6 g saturated 
fat, 337 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrates, 
14 mg calcium, 3 g fiber 

1 Olives With 

SERVES 8 (MAKES 3'/2 CUPS) 

Prep time: 10 min Total time: 12 min 

Kilt hen ate: 'lo treate a Dtinety of saimry 
flavors, we served the olives with totisted stdted 
(tlmtnuLs and capirbcrries— Spanish capers 
ttlnntt the size of cocktail olives tluit can he 
found in spetialty Jotid shops. 

3 cups mixed pitted olives, rinsed 
and drained 

8 thin lemon slices 

4 small thyme sprigs 

2 small rosemary sprigs 

1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced 

2 teaspoons sherry or red wine 
vinegar 

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 
'/2 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes 

Toss all ingredients together in a bowl 
and chill, covered, for at least 2 days, 
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Bring ()ii\cs to room temperature be- 
fore .ser\iiig. 

Per serving: 110 calories. 1 g saturated 
fat, 1,068 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrates, 
22 mg calcium, 2 g fiber 

Spinach. Potato 
and Onion To^'t'lla 

SERVES 8 

Prep time: 15 mm Total time: 35 mm 

kite hat aw: Tortilla is the Spanish tenn for 
an unfoldtd oimiet filled icith potatoes and 
onions (not to be lonfusal with the mon- 
(ommonh known Mcxiaw tortilla, which h a 
round, unleai'cnt'd bread). 

'/j cup red wme vmegar 

'/j cup sugar 

V- cup thmly sliced red onion 

'/••• cup olive oil 

'/2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 

and thinly sliced 
1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion 
8 large eggs 
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach. 

defrosted and squeezed dry 
72 teaspoon coarbo salt 
'A teaspoon freshly ground black 

pepper 
Vs teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg 

♦ Bring \ incgar >in(.i sugar lo a simmer 
in a small saucepan o\ er niodcraicK 
liiii'h lieat. siinin'^ inui! simai '.s 



dissolved, about 2 minutes. Add red 
onion and cook, stirring. 2 minutes. 
Pour mixture into a heatproof bowl 
and let cool. Keep chilled and co%"ered. 

♦ Heat oil in an 11-inch nonsdck skillet 
oxcv moderate heat until hot but not 
smoking. Add potatoes and yellow 
onion and cook, flipping them 
occasionally with a spatula and 
keeping them exenly distributed o\er 
bottom of pan. until just tender, about 
7 minutes. 

♦ Pieheat broiler. Wliile \egetables are 
cooking, whisk togetlier eggs, spinach, 
salt, pepper and nutmeg. 

♦ Pour egg mixture e\enly o\er 
\egetables in skillet, being careftil not 
to disturb diem, and cook o\er 
moderate heat \vithout stirring, mitil 
bottom is set and golden bro^\Ti. about 
4 minutes. Place skillet mider broiler 5 
to 6 inches fi^om heat and cook until 
top of egjc is set. 2 to 3 minutes. 

♦ Gcnd\- shake skillet from side to 
side and run a spatula ai^oimd edge of 
tortilla. Slide toitilla onto a cutting 
board and let cool to room 
temperature. Cut tortilla into bite-size 
pieces and sei-\e topped widi pickled 
onions. 

Per serving: 200 calories, 2.5 g saturated 
fat. 185 mg sodium. 15 g carbohydrates, 
^0 mg calcium. 1 g fiber 



Keep guests cool with 
a cup of chilled 
Gazpacho (top left). 
Other fare includes 
Spiced Potato Chips, 
and Spinach, Potato 
and Onion tortilla (top 
right); Grilled Skewered 
Serrano-Wrapped 
Shrimp With Garlic 
Aioli and Pastry- 
Wrapped Chorizo 
Coins (bottom). 
Opposite page: 
Balance your small 
plate on top of your 
drink and enjoy 



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Gazpacho 

SERVES 8 (MAKES ABOUT 

4V2 CUPS) 

Prep time: 35 min Total time: 40 mm 

Kitchen cue: Day-old bread soaked in 
mnegar adds body and a piquant flavor to 
this refreshing cold soup. 

1 cup cubed day-old bread 
V2 cup ice water 

2 tablespoons sherry wine 
vinegar 

1 red bell pepper 

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive 
oil, plus additional for brushing 
172 lbs. (41/2 cups) cherry tomatoes, 
halved 

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
V2 teaspoon chopped garlic 

V/i cups peeled, seeded and diced 
cucumber 
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 
1 tablespoon finely chopped red 
onion 

♦ Soak bread in ^vater and vinesrar. 



stirring occasionally until softened, 
about 7 minutes. 

♦ l\cheat broiler. Cut sides and 
bottom from pepper, remove stem and 
seeds, and arrange in one layer on a 
baking sheet. Brush pepper with some 
oil and broil 5 to 6 inches from heat, 
turning until blistered and blackened in 
spots and tender, about ,5 mirmtes 
lotal. Let cool. 

♦ Transfer half of peppers, tomatoes. 
I)read mixture, juice, garlic and V2 cup 
cucumber to a blender. Blend mixture 
until smooth and transfer to a bowl. 
Blend remaining peppers, tomatoes, 
bread mixture, juice, garlic and '/2 cup 
cucumber until smooth. Add to bowl 
and whisk in 3 tablespoons oil. Season 
with salt and pepper to taste. 

♦ Chill gazpacho. covered, for at least 
1 hour. Pour soup mto litde cups and. 
just before serving, garnish with 
cilantro and chopped onions, and 
sprinkle with remaining 'm cup 
cucumber Drizzle with remaining oil. 

Per serving: 115 calories, 1.5 g saturated 
fat, 40 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrates, 
14 mg calcium, 2 g fiber 

Pastry-Wrappeci Chorizo 

Coins 

SERVES 8 

Prep time: 15 min Total time: 27 min 

Kitchen cue: Spanish c/wnzn l\ available in 
Latin markets and some supermarkets. IJ you 
can 't ftiul it. use peppermi imtcad. These 
savor\' morsels taste great all by themsehes or 
dipped in garlic aioli. 

1 sheet puff pastry from one 17.3 
oz. box. thawed if frozen 

4 (4-inch) sweet or hot Spanish 
chorizo links, 5.5 oz. total (spicy 
cured pork sausage) 

1 large egg. lightly beaten 

♦ Preheat oven to 125° R Unfold 
pastiy sheet and roll out on a lightly 
floured surface into a 16xl3-inch 
rectangle 'x-iiich thick. Trim edges so 
all sides are straight and cut into four 
4' 2x4' .'-inch squares. Wrap each 
sausage link in a piece of pastr\- (pigs 
in a blanket-style) and place seam-side 



down on a baking sheet, making sure 
'^eams are tightly sealed. Repeat with 
remaining pastiy and links. Brush tops 
with egg wash, and cliill for 
10 minutes. 

♦ Bake in middle of oven, seam-side 
down, until pastry is golden brown and 
cooked through, about 12 minutes. 
Transfer sheet to a rack to cool. 

Trim edges of each pastry-wrapped 
liirk and cut crossYNase into ' 3-inch-thick 
coins. Serve at room temperature. 

Per serving: 185 calories, 4 g saturated fat, 
283 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrates, 6 mg 
calcium, g fiber 

Grilled Skewered 
Serrano-Wrapped Shrimp 
^A'lth Garlic Aioli 

SERVES 8 

Prep time: 35 min Total time: 38 min 

kitihen cue: If you can tjvid senano, 
choose another thinly sliced cured liam, such 
as prosciutto, ichich works just as well. 

2 cups mayonnaise 
2'/2 teaspoons minced garlic 

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
48 medium shrimp (about iV^ lbs.), 

shelled and deveined 
'72 lb. thinly sliced serrano ham 

♦ Whisk together ma} oimaise. garlic 
and juice widi salt and pepper to 
taste. Keep aioli covered and chilled. 

♦ Working with one 8-inch skewer 

at a time, thread 1 shrimp lengthwise 
and wrap with a slice of ham 
(you may want to cut ham in half 
lengthwise if slices are too big) . 
Repeat with remaining skewers, 
shrimp and ham. 

♦ Preheat grill. Grill slxrimp seam-side 
down, turning over moderate heal 
until they are cooked dirough. about 
3 minutes. Serve shrimp warm or at 
room temperature widi aioli. 

Per serving: 540 calories, 7.5 g saturated 
fat, 1,056 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrates, 
54 mg calcium, g fiber Q 



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PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEFF KAUCK RECIPES AND STYLING BY LORI POWELL 



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SERVES 4 

Prep time: 40 mm Total time: 55 min 

Kik/iai cue': Wc did a tickt on the ty[ncal 
Caesar ingredients byjirst dipping the chicken 
in e^ and then (oating it icith a mixture of 
breadmtmbs and Parmesan. For crisp, golden- 
brown chicken, don 't ovenroicd the pan. 

1 cup mayonnaise 

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
8 anchovy fillets, rinsed 

1 teaspoon chopped garlic 

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 
y<: cup finely grated fresh 

Parmesan cheese 
V^ cup fine fresh breadcrumbs 
V: teaspoon freshly ground pepper 

2 large eggs, lightly beaten 
1'/2 lbs. thinly sliced boneless, 

skinless chicken cutlets 

3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil 
2 hearts romaine. trimmed 



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tlien dredge in brcadcmmb iiuxture to 
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350 mg calcium. 2 g fiber 

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3 tablespoons seasoned rice wine 

vinegar 

3 tablespoons olive oil 

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 

'A teaspoon hot pepper flakes 

'A teaspoon sugar 

1 small (1 lb.) jicama 

2 mangoes, peeled 
1 papaya, peeled 

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shredded Into bIte-sIze pieces 

72 cup chopped salted roasted 
peanuts 

'/2 cup cllantro leaves 

'/3 cup small mint leaves 

♦ Whisk togetlier \inegar. oil. juice, 
pepper flakes aiid sugar in a large bowl 
with salt and pepper to taste. 

♦ Peel and cut jicama into ' s-inch-diick. 
slices, then cut into matchsdcks to 
measure 2 cups. Add to bowl widi 
dressing. Cut ' <-inchthick slices awav 
from sides of mango, then cut 
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papaya and scoop out seeds. Cut 
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Chopped Salad on Garlic 
Toast With Roast 
Beef, Red Peppers and 
Horseradish Cream 

SERVES 4 

Prep time: 30 min Total time: 40 min 

Kitchen nic: We combined some t)fical 
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combination of textures andjlcwors. Feel free to 
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maivuited mushrooms or artichoke hearts, 
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4 slices (y2-inch-thick) bread 

10 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

1 garlic clove, halved 

T/; teaspoons Dijon mustard 

4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 



'/2 cup sour cream 
2 tablespoons drained prepared 

horseradish 
5 cups torn escaroie 
2 cups torn radicchio 
2 cups sliced celery 
V4 cup mixed pitted olives, sliced 

crosswise 
2 jarred roasted red peppers, 

drained and quartered 

lengthwise 
V4 lb. thinly sliced rare roast beef 

♦ Brush 1 side of bread slices with 

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on a sheet pan without turning, until 
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widi cut sides of garlic. 

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SERVES 6 

Prep time: 30 min Total time: 40 min 

Kitchen ate: Adding hot pasta, rather than 
cooled, softens the cheese and helps the pasta 
readily absorb the vimiigrette. Choose a shape, 
such asjusilli,farfalle (bow ties) or campanelle, 
that ivill eaiily grip the marinated cheese and 
ivnatoes. We used bocconani (bite-size ImlL of 
nozzarella), but atbed regular imzzarella 
works just as well. 

6 tablespoons plus '/2 teaspoon 

extra-virgin olive oil 
'/3 cup pine nuts (about 2 oz.) 
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 
2 tablespoons bottled capers, 

drained and chopped 
72 teaspoon minced garlic 
Va cup chopped fresh flat-leaf 



parsley 
Vd cup chopped fresh chives 
'/? cup chopped fresh basil 
2 cups (9 oz.) bocconcini 

nnozzarella, halved, at room 

temperature 
'"/a lb. (2 cups) cherry tomatoes, 

halved 
V4 lb. pasta 

♦ Heat '2 teaspoon oil in a small skillet 
over moderate heat until hot but not 
smoking. Add pine nuts and cook, 
stirring until golden brown, about 

2 minutes. Transfer nuts to paper 
towels to drain, and season to taste 
with salt. 

♦ Wliisk togedrer vinegar; capers and 
garlic and add rcmainiirg 6 tablespoons 
oil in a slow stream, wliisking until 
combined. Stir in herbs, mozzarella and 



tomatoes and let stand at room 
'emperaturc. stirring occasionally, lor at 
Itast 15 to 30 minutes. 

♦ Cook pastil in a huge pot of boiling 
salted water until almost tender. Reser\'e 
'4 cup cooking \\atcr and drain 
remaining pasta in a colander. 

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♦ Gently toss pasta and cheese inLxture 
and season with salt and pepper to 
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SERVES 4 

Prep time: 25 min Total time: 40 min 

Kitchen aw: Serve with yowjai'onte bread ait 
lengthieLe into triangles, thai brushed icith olive 
oil and broiled until crisp. (Tratufer to a rack to 
cool and n'oson with salt while still wann.) 

V- lb. small fingerling potatoes or 

new potatoes 
V'i lb. haricots verts or small green 

beans 
'A lb. sugar snap peas 
'/<! cup w'nitG vvint vinegar 
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 

2 tablespoons gramy Dijon 
mustard 

Vj teaspoon sugar 
5 tablespoons olive oil 

3 cups bite-size pieces B:bb or 
butter lettuce 



V~ seedless cucumber, halved 
lengthwise and cut crosswise 
into thin slices 
2 cans (7.5 oz. each) red salmon, 
drained and broken into big 
chunks, with bones and skin 
discarded 

Vs cup thinly sliced red onion, 
soaked in water 

♦ Piit potatoes ill a 4-quart pot co\"ered 
with cold water by 2 inches, and 
simnier until barely tender, about 

10 minutes. Add haricots \cns and 
continue to cook for 2 minutes. Add 
sugar- snap peas and continue to cook 
until all %egetables are just tender, 
about 1 minute more. 

♦ Drain in a colander and immediatel\- 
stop cooking b\' plunging ^■egetables in 
a bo\vl of ice and cold \N-ater. Stii- gend}-. 
adding more ice if necessan.-. imtil cold. 
Dniin \cgetables well and halve 
potatoes lengthwise. Pat \egetables dry 



with paper to^vels to prevent them from 
diluting the dressing. 

♦ WTrisk together vinegar, dill, mustard 
and sugai". Add oil in a slow stream 
until thickened and emulsified. Season 
with salt and pepper to taste. 

♦ Gend}- toss cooked vegetables and 
potatoes with enough dressing to coat. 

♦ Gendy toss salad greens together with 
cucumber, green vegetables and 
potatoes. Arrange salad on a platter 
with salmon and drained red onion. 
Season to taste with ft'eshly gi'ound 
black pepper and drizzle with some of 
the i^emainina; dressing. 

Per serving: 385 calories, 3.5 g saturated - 
fat. 654 mg sodium. 21 g carbohydrates, 
241 mg calcium. 3 g fiber 

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You hold in your hand a veiy unique-aiid indeed liis 
toric-issue oi L<ulies' Home Journal thai I am deeply proud 
and pleased to present. Inside are in-depth interviews 
with, and exclusive portraits of. both Piesident and Mrs. 
Bush, as well as Senator Kerr\- and Mrs. Heinz Kerr\-. 
The issue is timed to convention season: The Democratic 
and Republican conventions will be held this summer, 
maiking the formal kickoff of the presidential race. 

Wliile both interviews and porti^aits appear in all issues. 
\ou will fmd alternating co\ers of die Kerrs-s and the Bush- 
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is a special, nonpartisan election issue, dedicated to explor- 
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\oter turnout, with no intention or desiie to suggest an en- 
dorsement of eidier candidate. Subscribers are recei\"ing the 
First Couple co\"er— with an inset of die Kem's— for two rea- 
sons: because it was not possible to nationally disuibute al- 
ternate covers in a way that would appeai^ objecti\e to those 
rcceixing dicii" indi\'idual copies, and because we felt it was 
appropriate to gi\c a sitting president this counes\. (In fu- 
ture election ycais. the same consideration will be gi\en to 
any incumbent president who is niniiing for re-election.) 

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In May i tola yc j at>out our Pfcvv. feature. "Meditations 
on My Mother™ " Hundred^; of you imnnediately wrote 
essays and sent them in. This inorsth we publish our 
first, on page 35, by Patti Davis, an intimate portrait of 
her mother's devotion to her father. Ronald Reagan, 
during his 10-year struggle with Alzheimer's disease. 





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field level. I under! 
scored to each couplJ 
that, through me. the) 
were speaking to nearl\| 
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grateful to them ianc 
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staffs) for granting us 
neaily an hour of talking 
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because I belie\"e a presi- 
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ha\e arranged to let the interviews run in fiill. to give you 
the benefit of spending as much time with each man as I 
was able to. on your behalf. 

For the First Couple co\"er shoot, photographer Dana 
Fineman and her crew assembled on the porch of the 
Bushes" Texas ranch. Barney, theii" Scottish terrier, sat at 
their feet and w^ould not budge when cajoled by \isitors. 
President Bush, when asked to mck his chin down a bit. 
joked. "WTiich one?"" and remaiked about our choreo- 
graphed pose that he and Mrs. Bush hadn"t sat qiute this 
way since the last time they were in a toboggan together. 
.As for the Keny photos. Mrs. Heinz Keny warmly teased 
her husband as they posed, and the couple seemed grate- 
ftil for a prompt to cuddle a bit. she nestling into him. and 
the two of them wiiispering conspiratorially. 

I always pore o\er your letters and e-mails each mondi. 
but I ^\ill be especially keen to know your thoughts about 
these re\ealiiig inter\iews. this impoitant election, and the 
issues at stake for our coimtr}' and families. The privilege 
of conducting these intenie\%s reminded me that democ- 
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ing on in our fraught world. let"s exercise our valuable 
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■"Milch acts like he"s m\' ialhcr instead of my husband" 
said Becky. 24. a prett)' blond, six months pregnant with her 
second cliild. "When he's upset with me. he uses die same 
tone that he uses with Kate, his teenage daughter from his first 
marriage. The issues may be different— for her, its not finish- 
ing homework, for me, it's being late with the bills— but the 
wav he treats us is idendcal. Kate is onlv eisrht \-eais Nounsrer 
than I am. so in his mind I'm more like another kid than I 



am a wife. Last week. I got so sick of 
his scolding and put-downs that I 
packed up our son and went to my 
mom"s house. Tm not going back un- 
less Mitch can stop finding fault with 
e\"erything I do, including the way I 
discipline our 2-year-old son. Mitch is 
\va\' too hard on Jimmy, and the last 
thing I want is to subject the new 
bab\ to that. 

"The weird thing is that I didn't 
see this coming. When \ve were dat- 
ing. Mitch was romantic and sweet. 1 
liked the fact that he's 1,'> vears older 
than me; he was more imcrcsting 
thiui guys my own age. He s ;v police- 
man, and he told amazing stories 
about his years on the force. PUin. he 
was established and making a decent 
living. He would take mc to nice 



restaurants, and he'd al^vays pick up 
the tab. That was a welcome change 
from the beer-and-bowling nights I 
was used to, where I always split the 
bill witli my date. 

"At first, when die manager at the 
hair salon where I worked innoduced 
us. I \vas hesitant about getting in- 
\ohed wvh someone diat much old- 
er. Xot diat he looks old. He is 6 feet 
2 inches tall, really well built, with 
thick salt-aiid-pepper haii. I was afr^aid 
we \souldnt have enough in com- 
mon, but Mitch kept calling me. and 
once we started sroins; out. ra\ con- 
cerns e\-aporated. \\e liked die same 
mo\ies and music, and we could 
laugh about anything. I started to 
think it would be gi'eat to ha\e a ma- 
tiu'c man \\ith a good job as the fa- 

BY SONDRA FORSYTH 





ther of my cliildren. M\- own dad left 
when I was 12. and even before diat. 
he wasn't a big presence. 

"Mitch proposed four months after 
our fiist date, and we got married two 
months later. I was 19. and was still 
lixins ^^^th va\ mom at die time. She 
warned me about rushing into mar- 
riage, but I ^vas sure Id found the 
man for me. I couldn't wait to setde 
into die house Mitch had bought for 



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us and start a family. I got pregnant 
on our one-month amiiversar)'. 

"I was happy to be pregnant and 
thrilled to quit my job, but I was al- 
ready having doubts about Mitch. 
Almost from the moment we ex- 
changed vows, the affectionate man 
I'd fallen in love with turned into a 
bossy grouch. By the time Jimmy 
was born, I was wishing I had lis- 
tened to mv mother. Mitch has these 



very set ideas about what a wife is 
supposed to do, like run the house 
and pay the bills, and if I mess up he 
goes ballistic. 

"He's alwavs findinsr fault. If I for- 
get to baliince the checkbook, he calls 
me inesponsible. Once I bought some 
clricken breasts that were past the ex- 
piration date on die package and he 
went on and on about how any mo- 
ron knows enough to look for that. 



Well, I never did any food shopping 
before, and I didn't know about e.xpi- 
radon dates. I also didnt know that if 
you leave permanent-press clothes in 
the diyer after it shuts off, they'll get 
wiinkled. You should have heaid him 
blast me about that one! I felt like 
telling him to do the laundry himself if 
it's so important, but I'm afraid to 
stand up to him. I don't want him to 
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"Milch also has this bored, "been- 
llicrc-doiic that" altitude about stuff 
Tni excited about, hke being preg- 
iiaiu or decorating my fnsl home. 
When I was pregnant with Jimmy. I 
wanted Mitch to feel the baby mo\e. 
He came right out and said he wasn't 
interested this time around. That 
hurt nic so much. I wanted him to 
share the experience, to come with 
me for the sonograms, to be my la- 
bor coach, but he refused. He said 
doing that once widi his e.x was plen- 
ty. With this pregnancy. I haven't 
e\'en tried to invoke him. 

"But I won't let him be as tough 
on this baby as he has been on Jim- 
my. Recently, when Jimmy reached 
for a vase on the dining-room table. 
Mitch wlaisked liim away to his crib 
and left him to en.' as punishment. I 
told him that he was expecting too 
much of a 2-yeai-old. He said he'd al- 
ready raised a child and kne\\' more 
about it than I did. 

"That's just another example of 
how Mitch throws it in my face diat 
he's older and wiser. I can't take it any 
more; I need a parmer. not a parent." 

■'I was ab.solutch- blindsidcd 
when I got iiome last week and 
found a note from Becky saying she 
had left me." said Mitch. 39. "I had 
no idea she was that unliappw True, 
she'd get teaiy-eyed sometimes when 
I'd point out her mist:ikes about run- 
ning die household. Her note said I 
make her feel like a stupid kid. but 
that's the first real complaint I e\er 
heard from her. 

"When she called to sav she 
wouldn't come l)ack imless we went 
for counseling. 1 agieed unmediatch'. 
I want my wife back. And mv chil- 
dren-the babv that's on the wav as 
well as Jimmy. I couldn't stand to lose 
diem all. so I'm here to sec if we can 



Flx things. I'xe aJwa\s been skeptical 
about dierap)-, but this is -ivhat Becky 
wants, so 111 gi\e it my best shot. 

"I've had some time to reflect on 
Beck)"s note, and I suppose from her 
point of x'lew I actualh^ am kind of 
demanding. But the problem is that 
her mother failed to instill in her any 
work ethic or sense 
of responsibility. 
Becky was 12 when 
her parents di\orced 
and she's barely seen 
her father since. I'm 
no shrink, but my 
take is that Becky's 
mom o\erprotected 
Becky and her 
younger brother be- 
cause she felt bad 
about dieir lack of a father. E\'en no\\'. 
her mom waits on Becky hand and 
foot. So she came into maniage with 
no idea about how thiiigs get done. 
She's like a Uttle girl placing house. 
She's more interested in what color 
the dining-room curtains should be or 
shopping for cute denim o^■eralls for 
die baby than in die things that really 
matter, like paying bills on time. 
Once. Jimmy had an infected rash 
and Becky couldn't get it togedier to 
get a refeiTid for a demiatologist from 
the priman^-care doctor! That's her 
job. for Pete's sake. I can't chase after 
her to make sure she does it. She's 
got to do her shai"e. 

"It also bugs me that she's raising 
Jimmy with die same lax atdtude her 
modier had widi her. \\lieiie\er I ua- 
to teach Jimmy some manners or get 
Iiim to put liis toys a^\■ay. Becky tells 
me I'm too hard on the kid. Please. 
E\en a 2-yeai-old can leam some re- 
sponsibility. I've brought up one 
child already, and I did a good job: 
My 16-year-old daughter has never 
gone havwire like some teenasrers. 



"He talks to 
me like Fm 
his dauglfter 

instead 
of his wife" 



That's because I keep her in lint 
Why can't Beck}- leam from what 
already know? I've got 15 years o 
her. after all. and that extra time ha 
given me a chance to learn what 
takes to succeed in the world. Oka) 
my first marriage failed, but ma}be i 
\NOidd ha\"e worked out if the two 
us hadn't been s< 
young and clueless 
You'd think Beck] 
Avould be snrateful t( 



get the benefit of m'^ 



experience. 

"The one gripe o 
hers that I'll admit tc 
is that I'm not exact 
ly soft-spoken wher 
I confront her about 
something that'; 
bodiering me. I'm a cop— I'm not usee 
to placing Mr. Nice Guy. A\Tien I get 
e.xasperated. I tell it like it is. But she 
just clams up. so I ne%-er realized how 
much my manner hurt her. 

"I fell in love with a beautiful yotms 
woman with a gi^eat sense of humor 
who shares my likes and dislikes, 
honesth" didn't think the age differ- 
ence would matter. i\nd mithfully. I 
liked die idea of gi^ing her guidance, 
especially since she never got that 
from her father. But Becky's upbring- 
ins; has made her even more imma- 
ture diaii her yeai^s. .And she doesn't 
seem to want ni)- ad\ice. I hope comi- 
seling will help her grow up so we can 
put om- family back together again." 

■'Beck\" and Mitch's problems 
ai"e r\-pical of Ma^VDecember match- 
es," said the counselor. "When an 
older man is attracted to a younger 
woman, love is often blind. He is 
temporarily charmed by her fresh- 
ness and youth and proud to show 
her off to his friends. He also likes 
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it makes luin feel \\ s.sc and important. 
She. in turn, enjoys the sense of be- 
ing coddled and cared for. For Becky. 
these feehngs were heightened be- 
catise iier own father liad been pretty 
much Ota of the picture from the 
time she reached adolescence. In ef- 
fect. Mitch became both her kner 
and the father figme slie cra\ed. 

'■ riiat scenario soured quickly, 
however, when Beck\- and Mitch got 
married. Mitch morphed from benev- 
olent dad into overbearing patriarch. 
While this often happens, it was even 
more pronounced in Mitch"s case be- 
cause of his profession. In response. 
Beck\- became even mc^re submissive 
and childlike. The traits that each 
had foimd so appealing in the other 
were the veiy ones that were driving 
them apart. Thev' needed to establish 
a relationship between equals. 

"To that end. I had Mitch make a 
list of responsibilities he wanted 
Becky to handle, such as paving bills 
and managing the household budget, 
calling repairmen, and doing the iood 
shopping, cooking and laundrv-. I had 
Becky list the aspects of Mitch's be- 
havior that most intimidated her. in- 
cluding his name-callinjj and 
iather-scolding-a-child" tone. They 
brought their lists to the ne.xt session. 

"At one point. Beckv broke down 
in tears and s;iid diat she was willins; 
to do what Mitch expected of her, but 
she needed encouragement instead of 
criticism. She also conveyed her sad- 
ness tliat he didn't share her enthusi- 
asm for the litdc jovs of homemakins 
imd moilierhood. Mitcli. it amied out. 
had a tendei spot bencadi die bluster 
and got tCiUA -ev ed Irimself. He said he 
loved Becky vcrv mucli and w^uild do 
;mydiing to become a husbajid to her 
instead of a fadicr figure. 

"This was the epiphanv I had 
hoped for. From there. I started indi- 



vidual sessions with 
Mitch in which we 
worked on the way 
he spoke to Becky. I 
taped practice con- 
versations so diat he 
could listen to his 
tone and modify it. 
For example, in one 
scenario, he shout- 
ed. "Don't you real- 
ize that if vou don't 
pay the mortgage on 
time we get a fi- 
nance charge? I'm 
working my butt off 
for you and Jimmy, 
and you're wasting 
money just because 
you can't look at a 
calendar." By liie end of the session, 
we had a tape of him calmlv" explain- 
ing how finance charges work and 
how avoiding a 17 percent charge 
would enable them to spend money 
on something fun. 

"Mitch was proud of diis improve- 
ment and reported back that he and 
Becky sat down with the calendar 
and marked the days diat bills had to 
be paid. "She doesn't mind my giving 
advice if she doesn't feel I'm belit- 
tling her.' he admitted. 

"Becky, in turn, was dnilled widi 
the change in Mitch's behavior. "Pait 
of what attracted me to him is that he 
does have a lot to teach me." she told 
me. 'Now that he's more like a men- 
tor than an overbearing father, bad 
feelings don't get in the wav.' 

"Becky and Mitch stopped coming 
about t\vo months ago. when their 
daughter was bom. but Becky called 
recently to tell me how well things 
were going. "Mitch is much more in- 
volved widi Kelly than he was with 
Jimmy, and he's spending more time 
\vith jimmv now that I'm so busv 




. c. a like it 
is when I^et 
But I 
ne\"er meant 
irt her." 



vsith Kelly. I'm haj 
py about eventhin 
these days I" Mitel 
chimed in from th 
background that h 
was much happie 
as well. He wa 
holding the baby 
and he asked to tall 
to me. "I can mak( 
Kelly 2;urgle foi 
you." he said. "I jus 
tickle her tummy. 
Sure enough, the 
baby gurgled on cue 
and we all laughed, 
come 



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■"Havine 
such a 

Becky and Mitch are 
determined not to 
slip back into old patterns, so thev- will 
see me even- six months for tune-ups. 
But I am pleased that these two peo- 
ple, so different in age. ai"e finally en- 
joving each other as two adults and 
making a good life together."' 

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Deiiise and Bill Allenbaiigh 

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and 24, respedively. Mne years ami three 
kid\ later, tha realked the joy had gone out 
of their relationship. "Life leas Jine," says 
Deni:>e, a part-time greeting-card merchan- 
diser, "but it icasn '/ fun. lit' were both so 
busy with work and the kids that zee 
stopped paying attention to each other." 

Bill, a Jirejighter, agrees. "IVe -would sit 
doim to dinner and have nothing to say." In 
oildition, says Denue, shejelt constantly aih- 
cized b)' Bill, who hml a luibit of using hostile 
f)hrases such as "I luwe a bone to pick with 
you." Deciding that there had to be something 
more, Denise sought counseling Jrotn Susan 
larwnsoid, Ph.D., in nearby Taieson, Man- 
land, and invited Bill to join her. Dr. 
%wnsend recommended a 'weekend .seminar 
sponsored by the highly regarded program 
PAIRS (Practical Application if Intimate 
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fm-vatejollo'w-up sessions, "lie left that semi- 
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Denise and Bill Allenbaugh, here with daughters Jessica, 7, and 
Samantha (rear), 13, and son Billy, 10 



Denise: The r\vo of us still use the 
cards to "take the daily temperature." 
a.s it's called. \Ve turn off the T\'. 
hold hands, and look into one anoth- 
ers eyes. Its \er\- powerful. 
Bill; I care about her feelings now 
and she cares about mine. It sounds 
basic, but it makes all die difference. 

Bill is tiaily m\- best friend. 
I in ne\er afraid I'll be hollered at. 
Bill: \\c use the PAIRS tools with 
the kids. too. Parents forget to show 
appreciadon: they'll notice only when 
a chore doesn't get none or home- 
work isn't finished. Yet a simple "Aou 
did a great job" is all it takes for a 
child to do what's right die next time. 
Denise: .\ot that \ve don't have 
problems, \\lio doesn't.^ It's just diat 
we know how to discuss them calnilv 

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\\-ithout resorting to put-dov\Tis. 
Bill: Couples have less time for each 
other these days. So you have to 
make the most of the time you ha^'e. 
Denise: There's a bonus. WTien you 
snuggle on the couch and talk inti- 
mately with your husband, you're 
more interested in going upstairs ti 
die bedioom later. I used to feel like 1 
\\-as ha\"ing se.x widi a stranger. No\\. 
I'm making lo^•e to the person who 
means the world to me. 
Bill: And so am I. ^ 

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u 51. Johan- 
na Rca\- wasn't thinking about dating 
again. Meanwhile. 550 miles east of 
Johanna's home in Duncan. British 
Colum!)ia. divorce Ron Kossen. 47. 
had likewise sworn otT relationships. 
Tlie odds ot their meeting, let alone 
tailing in Icne. were slim indeed. 

But that was before Johanna's 
daughter. Destiny. 25. li\ed up to her 
name. "I was keeping an eve out for 
my mom." she says. "She deser\ed 
someone wonderful after all '^he'd 



been through. Mv father left her 
while she and I were at Disney ^\brld 
celebrating my high-school gradua- 
uon. But Mom is amazing— she found 
a job and got life back on track for 
my brodier. Nadian. and me." 

Desdny \vent to college in .Alberta 
and spent an autiunn weekend in 
1997 at die home of her new friend 
Sarah. Upon meeting Sarah's dad. 
Ron. Destiny knew he \vas the one. 
"He had a genuine smile and quick 
sense of humor. " recalls Destiny, who 

BY SONDRA FORSYTH 



"I could picture the 
two of them enjoying 
life together," says 
Destiny (right) of her 
mom and Ron (the 
couple on the left) 



called her mom the next night anc 
said. "You guys have to meet." Johan 
na said. "Thanks, but no thanks." 
However, she underestimated hei 
daughter's determinadon: Wiih Des 
tiny's encouragement. Sarah \vent tc 
work on her equally resistant dad 
T\vo months later. Ron wTote a letter 
to Johanna, and a correspondence be 
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on \'afcntine's Dav with flowers, she 
was so touched that she phoned him: 
the chemistn.- was poAverful and im- 
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plans to visit her daughter so she 
could meet Ron. 

It was lo\e at first sight for both of 
them. Theii" first date stretched into 
the \\ ee hours of die morning. By the 
time diey parted. Ron already kne\v 
he was going to propose. 

After a whirlwind, five-month 
couitship that in\-oK'ed muldple plane 
trips and countless long-distance 
phone calls. Ron. who worked in the 
oil indusd^'. decided to sell his busi- 
ness and nio\e to Bridsh Columbia. 
\\here he found work as a school-bus 
dri\er. On a June day in 2002. almost 
fi\e \"eai"s after Destin)' launched her 
matchmaking mission. Ron and Jo- 
hanna. ^^^th Destiny as maid of hon- 
or, were manied in Johannas garden. 
"Mv mom used to tell Ron she 
wished they'd met when they were 
younger so they'd ha\"e more time to- 
gether." Destiny says. "Know how he 
replied? That he ^vas glad they'd 
spent all diat time in training, to leani 
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become m\' best 

friends for hfe 



before I'd considered 

ha\iiig a family of my own. my friend 
Fred offered a few words of caution. 
He was die first of my adult pals to 
become a parent, and tliough he was 
crazy for his daughter, he moaned. 
"You won't believe some of the 
hideous parents you ha\'e to hang out 
with." OPs (Other Parents), he e.x- 
plained. can save your bacon— or 
drive vou clean off the rails durins; 
the thrill ride that is parenthood. "Just 
remember." he told me. "any jerk can 
make a baby. Beware the aftemiath." 

Fred's words came back to me as I 
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swollen uith our son-to-be. Sam. an( 
sized up the future OPs huffing anc 
hea\'ing around my husband. Mark 
and me. Might we become friend 
with any of them? The status 
conscious pair who had alread 
signed up their Prince-in-Utero fc 
"the right" 2 -year-old play group 
Nah. ^Vhat about the legg\' blonc 
ftill of questions and beet-faced fi-or 
anxious puffing and panting— the on( 
whose goateed husband looked on 
though he were watching a fire-eatinj 
street performer? Not likely. 

After the blessed event, we rar 
into the Puffer, a.k.a. Sara, anc 
spouse Robert at the stroller store 
^Ve discoxered we lived three blocks 
apart. Both our babies were boys- 
named Sam. Sara and I next bumpec 
into one another at the supermarket 
both of us dithering over which was 
the healthiest baby food. Since w< 
couldn't seem to stop talking and the 
Sams were hissing, we made a date, 
deposited the boys on adjoining blan- 
kets on her fixing room floor and be- 
gan a con\'ersation Fm sure will last a 
lifetime. When our dauaihter, Lila, 
was a colicky, super-fussy infant, it 
was Sara who fell on the tiny, scream- 
ing grenade and endured the detona- 
tions while Mark and I escaped for a 
few hours. Fourteen years later, our 
famifies are close: their Sam has his 
own nail in our fireplace mantel for 
his Cliristmas stocking. And Fd walk 
barefoot across hot coals— carrying a 
wide-screen T\'— for his folks. 

.Alas, as Fred had foretold, it doesn't 
alwavs work out so well. Caged in the 
same neighborhood playground 
when the Sams were toddlers, Sara 
and I encountered a menagerie of in- 
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kid battered nn Sai.s \viili a Big Bird 
sand to\-. then cooed. "Ym assuming 
you're dealing with Sam's sell- 
assertion issues." WTien die kids iue lit- 
tle, von can snap diem in die suoller 
and run like heck from such scary 
OPs: it ain't necessarily so once 
diey start school and begin picking 
their own friends. The Olympics 
of OP Excess take place in the sup- 
posedly adult arenas— PTAs. scout- 
ing, organized sports. Watching 
OPs go to the mat over team col- 
ors, lost-and-found rules and "no- 
peanut zone" signs, I've longed to 
clap my hands and holler, "Let's 
use our imule voices, please!" 

Overly wholesome OPs can be 
the toughest to take. In proudly, 
loudly striving for perfection, they 
can make )'0u feel like parental pond 
scum. So it was one year with Lila's 
"class mom" Pamela, a tower of 
Good Intention swathed in three- 
piece ruffled-denim ensembles. Ap- 
proaching her parent-\'olunteer table 
at open house, we were blinded by a 
rainbow of highlighted, color-coded 
and stickered sign-up sheets; we all 
dreaded her chirpy "reminder" 
phone calls, which had a sweet but 
firm way of letting you know 
whether you measured up. Baking- 
impaired, and unable to help at 
morning decoupage sessions because 
of work. I disappointed Pamela bit- 
terly. Desperate to icdeem mvself as 
chaperone on a planetarium trip. I 
aced the lecturer's constelKition quiz, 
barking out "CariLs Ma/or!" ioud 
enough to spook the kids. "Cool it. 
Mom." Lila begged in a whisper. 

Later, as I dragged her to a bakcn 
to check out some cupcakes she 



might bring to class for her birthday, 
she begged for homemade. In my %"er- 
sion. this meant a cake mix with 
sprinkles that always seem to melt 
nastilv before snack time. Lila was 
resolute: "I like yours better. Are you 
just scared the class mom will dis 
them?" Chastened. I baked the birth- 
day pucks and re-examined my inse- 

In proudK' stri\ing 

for perfection, 

oxerly wholesome 

parents can make 

yon feel like 

parental pond scum 

curities over lunch with two mom 
pals r\e relied upon since Lila's pre- 
school days. "Face it. we*\e fomid our 
ov\Ti le\'el here." said \Vendy, who ac- 
tually can bake things from scratch- 
but can't ever fmd the time. In our 
shared laughter was the real balm of 
mom-to-mom friendship. At its best, 
it's compassionate rather than com- 
peddve: it has an intimacy more fun- 
damental than friendships forged at 
work, at sciiool, in the neighborhood. 
Such grace can— and has— saved a 
wretch like me. My small but loyal 
band of guardian-angel OPs never 
falters at pro\"iding tender mercies: If 
I'm hung up elsewhere, they will not 
hesitate to pick up my retching child 
from the school nurse-in a brand- 
new mini\"an. Their shared wisdom 
has rc\ealed the Secret Messy Tiaidis 
all those best-selling pai-enting guides 
ne\cr mention, from die agonies of 
newborn-chomped nipples to what 
^(mr kid reall\- diinks of \-our tofu stii- 



fr}"s. The OP circle pro\ides a secure 
chat room for subjects that might rea- 
sonably drive other adults away gag- 
ging iextracting ticks/splinters/ 
popcorn kernels up noses). OP soli 
darity is a warm, strong hand that 
reaches through the exhaustion and 
isoladon of early motherhood. How 
many mornings did my weary soul 
leap to hear Sara on the line: "I 
can't stand this! Let's strap 'em in 
and go somewhere!" It's a bond 
predicated on this simple truth: 
Parents need nurmring, too. 

The best part: Such amit\- can 
grow and mature as your kids do. 
Not long ago, my nearest and 
dearest OPs gave me a glorious 
birthday dinner— with none of the 
10 children seen or even talked 
about. Our dialogue may hav( 
begun in the sulfurous purgatory 
of potr\" training, but somehow, 
we'd made it to t±iis dehcious. laugh- 
filled adult e\"ening. I looked around 
the table at the men who guard my 
kids in the ocean and make them 
French toast, at the women who 
have sustained me through those 
post-partum hair-loss blues and will 
be there when hot flashes blaze on 
the horizon. I trust we'll nurse one 
another through the seismic rupture 
of graduations and the gende griefs 
of empt)' nests. WTiat pithy toast can 
one make to all of this? I caught a 
wink from Sara through the candle- 
light. And in a decidedly wobbly 
voice I pronounced: "Tonight. I'm so 
\en.- glad I had kids." Q 

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I really love driving with my 
wife, which is why I get upset when 
she tells me how much she hates 
dri\Ti'ig wixh me. 

She doesn't say this all the time. 
0\-er the years. ^ve"\'e spent a lot of 
quality time togedier in die cai" just 
die two of us on the open road, \sidi 
plenty of dme for talk big and small, 
powered by our favorite CDs and 
\vay too many caffeinated be\"erages. 
In fact, we have better-developed 
husband and wife roles in the car 
than an\-whcre else. I am always die 
dri\er. (I can"t stand being dri%en: If 
I died in a car crash with someone 
else at die wheel, I'd kill myself. 1 And 
Diane, who prefers to be dri\"eii. has 
anointed herself "Tlie Master Passen- 
ger." Tliis means it's her job to keep 

BY STEPHEN FRIED 



the conversation lively in order 
keep the driver awake. Because 
this, we've had many breakthroi.^ 
con\ersadons in the car. I think sh 
sa'ves up topics. 

Since die cai" has become such : 
nurturing environment— sometiii . e 
it's like being in a great therapy ^ 
sion. and other times it's like be. 
seniced b\- a geisha from Mensa— 
am al\vays sui^prised w'hen the con 
\ersadon mms frost\-. WTiich it doe 
with surprising regularity- on one sub 
ject— drrecdons. 

In the wai- bet\veen the sexes, driv 
ins directions are the ultimate mine 
field, '\\liene\er I heai" the sound o 
Diane unfolding a map or pagins 
through a MapQuest printout, or 
see her lower her glasses on her nose 
to read my hand-scra\\ied directions 
I kno\v ^^•e're about to head intc 
Cai-Pai^adise Lost. 

The conversation generally starts 
when we ai'c approaching an exit oi 
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vv:iv lo 'j,(). Di.iiK oitcn doesn't lealize passengers who had to take over fly- what's on the radio. While we so- 
I am rccliiiu iiuitci.>i\x'. and then I get ing the plane: "OK. that's it. make times bring CDs. we stick to the ra . 
an<j,iv w lu n sin- docsn'i alicad\- the next left, pull up past that mail- tmtil we're out of range of anvthing . 
know ilir ;ii!M( I !(. a utus/icni I bo.x. and we're the house with the tenable. I usually try to start w; 
lia\cn'i \(i askfd her. K\cr\- once in gu\' on the front porch yelling at you XPR. But after about five minutes. I 
a while, a iiusband becomes wifely on his phone." 
and cxpccis his mind to be read. 

Jlicii. I start getting a little pan- 
ick\' and begin speaking /// t/iat Ionc. 
\()ii knovs' the one. And 
sudtlenly the decision 
about whether or not to 
turn becomes a microcosm 
of otu' entire relationship. It 



ane starts chanting "good dmes. g( 
But. except for that, we have a times" from that spoof on Satw 
reall)' great time dri\-ing together. Ex- .Mght Live, until I agree to change l; 
cept for one other thing. Diane hates station and find her a Led Zeppeli 



My wife hates the 

cleanhness level in the' 

car, which is usiialh' one 

step aboxe m\- g\'m bag 



song, lb her. that's the uli 
mate car music. 

I could debate this miis 
cologically— and in fact 
ha\"e. since being in the ca 
turns into a referendum on -1 * 1 ' n - ^^ ^^^ mercy of whatex e 

who I trust more: her or Cai, VVmCll lo LloLian\ UnC comes on the radio, ofte 
me. She has the map. but , i i does inspire me to musict 

I'm tlie one at the wheel SLejj aDO\ C ni\ 2\ ni Da2 logical discourse. Dian 

with the instinct that some- plays along until I ask he 

thing isn't right. And frankly. Diane, the way I dri\"e in the cir\'. Tlie honk- to make a Top 10 list of themec 
like man\- women, is belter at making ing and the hand gestures— which I songs (such as. "Top 10 Songs abou 
sure we lollow driving directions consider part of any nonnal driver's Bad Drivers"). Then she looks at m 
than she is at actualh- seeing \vhere \ocabtdary of communication— she and asks. "What is it with boys tha 
we're going. (Just so you don't think finds aggressive and dangerous. She they always \vant to make Top K 
I'm taking gender-based cheap shots. lea\'es newspaper stories out for me fists.-' Girls ha\e better things to dc 
this ^vas recently proven in a stud)" about people maimed or executed by with theii" time." 

dri\ers they cut m front of or made And daen each of us hopes die oth 

obscene gestures to. She says she er one remembered to bring th( 
doesn't ^vant to be a road-rage widow CDs. But only if they're the righ 
I which actually sounds like a good CDs. Led Zeppelin. Elvis Costello 
name tor a country song). Miles Da\'is or ^^1 Green are alw.n 

Oh. and she also hates die general ri2;ht for her. Anvthing; else, its . 
cleanliness level in the car. which is crapshoot. 

ustially just one step abo\-e die bottom So. except for all diese diings. nr- 

of my gym bag. A\"e dri\e a prett}- tm- wife and I lo\-e dri\iiig togedier. Anc 

to plow into us that they'\e long exceptional car-late model black now diat I've publicly questioned hci 

since lorgoitcn the original tjuestion. Toyota Cmiiiy. perfect for FBI agents map-reading. I think I have a preit\ 

E\ctmially. wc go the wrong way on a budget-and since wt ]x\t in die good idea what topics The Masici 

and make ihrcc L -turns, while I iij- city, we don't bodier repaiiing minor Passenger will be biinging up on our 



Irom the An/iii!.^ of the Associalion of 
Anwruan Gaiiiixiplurs) . 

This crisis ends either with my 
ttuiiing. or not turning, or stopping 
the car on that little island of indeci- 
sion that highway makers build at 
each exit where gii>s like me can 
park and bark at our wixes— who are 
so worried now that a truck is iioinc 



nore Diane's pleas th.u I pull into a 
gas station and ask tor directions, 
'i'hen 1 go to a gas station, where I re- 
fuse to write down the directions die 
guy gi\-es me. because men are too 
cool for that. Finallv we ha\e iti call 
whoexer we arc hcatling to sec. and 
he gi\-es us lu-c directions, sometimes 



dings and scrapes. So. in niv defense. 
e\-en when die car is sparkling, it still 
doesn't k)ok diat great. To a husband, 
diat's a detense.) 

But. except for die direcdons dung, 
die alpha-male dri\ing habits, and the 
Diet Pepsi botdcs piling up in die back- 
seat, we lo\e beiuii in die car" togedier. 



next big dri\e. 



Next month: What it means when 
friends get divorced. 

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I '^(in \ ilai/ghter Patti Davis, wrote the 

' Jolloiving essay for L-ddies' Home 

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((inng /or her husband of 52 years. The 

former president died as xee were going to 

fms.,. Of the days that foUowed, Ritti told 

us. "My mother's giitf-immeasurahle and 

tender-continued to teach me the axeesome 

power of the heart. .\l\ father's voice is 

silent, but it zehisper^ inside her every 

minute. .\o heart lould a.\k tor more." 

I now wear around nu neck a tin\' 
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reeently it was important to her that I 
ha\e it. The diamond is small, but 
the meaning beliiiid it is huge-a me- 
mento from the \ast. encompassing 
lo\c that has defined mv parents" 
Ii\es. I will iilso one da\' be the bene- 
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carettillv left instrnctions with the ap- 

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propriate people that this is her \\ish 
It too is set with diamonds. 

I have thought often these d.i\ 
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from Controlled Clinical Trials by Dose Group 



5 mg/day ARICEPT- 



10 mg/day ARICEPP 



Dose Group Placebo 

Pahents Randomized 
Event/%Discontinuing 

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10 mg/day 

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Metabolic and Nutritional Systems 

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curing clin.cal tnals wottd.vide Approximateiy " 200 of mese Mtents have been treated for at least 3 month; 
1 0OO patents have teen treated for at least 6 monsis CoTSciied and uncontrolled tnals in Hie United States include' 
9(!X] patients. In regards td ttte highest dose of 1 0Hg-day, Hie population includes 65C patients treated for 
patients treated tor 6 months and 1 1 6 patients trefJM for mer 1 year. The range of patient exposure is from ■ • 
Treatment emergent signs and symptoms thai occunal durro 3 controlled clinic^ trais and tvro open-label tri£ 
States wete recorded as adverse events by the clinical investigators using temiinology of ttieir own choosin: 
overall estimate of the proportion of indriidua'ts haying similar types ot events, tfie events were gnjuped into a s ■ 
of standardized categones using a mod.'fied COSTAtRT dictionary and e\'em frequencies were calculated acr; 
Ttiese categones are used m the listing beiOT; Tfe freguencies represent the oroponion of 900 patients from ~ - 
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related to ARCEPP treatment and n nxBi c^es were oteeri'ea at a similar frequency in placebo-treated patients 
studies. I*) important additional aA'erse events were seen in studies conducted outside the United States Body 
Frequent: inttuenza. chest pain, ioottiache: /nfresju^nt fever, edema face, penorbital edema, hemia hiatal, at: 
chills, generalized coldness, head fullness, listtess-ness Cardiovascular System: freQuent hyperiensio" 
atnal fibnilation, hot flashK, hypotension: /nfreguai?; angma pectoris, postural nv'potension. myocardial mta' ■ 
(first degree!, congestive heart failure, arteritis. brad\€aidia. peripheral vascular disease, supraventricular lacn . 
vein thromOosis Digestive System: '^ajjf ''.': teca! incontinence, gastrointestinal bleeding, bloating, epigastnc pain, lia 
emciatcn. gng-.its areased aocexe Sainercs pervxtonta] abscess cholel«hiasE. d^■ertlCulltlS.droolng. dry mouth, fever sor« 
■mtabte colon, torque edsTB. eajstx isress. gasrceitentis increased transaminases, hemontioids ileus, increased ltiirs.6 
•Wera. pof,tfpsa dOKna! uicer, stoma* utsr Endocrine System: inlreQuent diabetes mellitus. gote' Hemic and Ly* 
System: irifreouert sresvra tti-oTibccilftemia r'ontix-,t:>Denia eosinophite, erythrocytopenia Metabolic and Nilii 
Disordeis: ~'-:.r"' ."ir",-i"='o" '"icji" ax" "i.iXKaemia inTeasedcreasne kinase hyperglycemia weight ince- 
o ■ Vt -' :■ ■- 7 - .iSr Muscukiskeietal System: -'Mu;-.* bone fracture. intreQuent muscle weakness musi '- 
Nervous System: ->_-,;-: ce .? :-.s re--:c -nabilrti' paresthesia aggression, vertigo, ataxia, increased libio: 
abooiTo: crj-.ig, ne^^xisness, ap^3Sta. i-irejjsnt ce'eorovasailar accident, intracranial hemorrhage, transrent ischeraj 
emotional lab'lity. neuralgia, coldness ilocatoedl. muscle spasm, dysphoria, gait abnormality, hypertonia, 
neurpdenretits. numoress 'ixalreo'i oaianoa tf.sarthna. Ovsphasa hostility, decreased libido, meanchola. emotional 
nystagmus, paang Respiratory System: Fresuem dyspnea, sore throat, bronchitis: IntreQuent epistaxis. p: " 
pneumonia, hyDene" ::";' ;, ~:^a7 congestion wheezing, hypoxia, phar^'ngitis, pleurisy, pulmonary :: 
apris, snanrq Skin and Appendages: .i^i^nt prunrus, diaphoresis, urticana. Infrequent dermatitis, er^1*l.?~c ^' 
fryperkstaloss. abpeca. fjnoa demiatitK herpes zoster hirsutism, skin stnae, night sweats, skin ulcer Special Senses 
catarac. e-.-e lr-ta^on. usior blurred, mtreouen; drv' eyes, glaucoma, earache, tinnitus, blepharitis, de. t . 
"r- ■ sir ;■•; externa, otitis media, bad taste, conjunctival hemomhage, ear buzzing, motion sickness spr 
Urogenital System: Fregjem unnary incontinence, noctuna: IntreQuent dysuna, hematuna, unnar^ urgenc, 
0,=: ■ - - : i costate hypertrophy, pyelonephritis, inability to empty bladder, breast fibroadenosis, fibroc 
mastitis, pyuria, renal failure, vaginitis PosBntroduction Reports Voluntary reports of adverse events temporally a: 
v/ith ARICEPT-' that have been received since mariiet introduction that are not listed above, and that there is inadeqi 
to detemiine the causal reiati-onsh-p iMt'- 'f.-e ouig include the following abdominal pain, agitation, cholecysti 
convulsions. hallucinations, he.i:^ M.'.-s .'m r,?esi hemoMic anemia hepatitis, hyponatremia, neuroleptic malio'" .: 
pancreatitis and rash OVERDOSAGE Because strategies for the management of overdose are continually e v 
it is advisable to contact a Poison Control Center to determine the latest recommendations for the mana r 
of an overdose of any drug. :.; 

hypc'e-^os. 'esoi:a:ory depression, ool^asc and coivjlsions increasing muscle weakness is a possibility- and may result! 
tf lespi'ator^' muscles are ln^■o^'ed Tertiar^' anHctwlmergics such as atropine may be used as an antidote for aI 
0'. eroosage Intravenous atropine sulfate titrated to effect is recommended an initial dose ot 1 to 2 mg IV with sun 
cs-ss ;vi5eo upon clinical response. Atypical responses m blood pressure and heart rate have been reported wil 
.- 1- -r-etx-s v\'hen co- administered with quaternary' anticholinergics such as glycopyn-olate It is not known whether Al 
.vM c ■ is metatxaiites can be renroed by dialysis (hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or hemofiltration) Dose-rei-'''' - 
tovi; r. n an-nials included reduced spontaneous movement, prone position, staggering gait, lacrimation, clom 
LirC-esie-.'! respiration, salivation, miosis, tremors, fasciculation and lowei body surface temperature, DiSAi/ 
ADMINISTRATION The dosages ot ARICEPT* shown to be effective in controlled clinical trials are 5 n- - 
j.iT - s'e-s.-; onre per day Tfie higher dose of 10 mg did not provide a statistically significantly greater climr." 
r n-,c "ne-e j a suggestion, however based upon order ot group mean scores and dose trend analyses of da': " 
c:,n-cai tnais, that a dailj' dose ot 1 mg ot ARICEPT' might provide additipnal benefit toi some patients Accordingly, 
O' not to employ a dose ot 1 nig is a matter of prescnber and patient preference Evidence from the controlled trials ii 
tJiat the 1 C mg oose, v.itti a one week titration, is likely to be associated with a higher incidence of cholinergic adversi 
ifiati the 5 mg dose In open label tnals using a 6 week titration, the frequency of these same adverse events was similar I 
tti? =. m.1 and in mg dose groups Therefore, because steady state is not achieved tof 15 days and because the in 

-: may be influenced by the rate of dose escalation, treatment with a dose of 10 mg should 

. .ilients have been on a daily dose of 5 mg for 4 to 6 weeks ARICEPT' should be taken in the ! 
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an have a fault line deep within it 

nd if hit or dropped on that precise 

pot it will break. Human beings are 

stoundingly resilient, too— you onl)- 

lave to watch one parent lose the 

(ther to know that. But you wonder 

ibout the fault lines. A diamond's 

rue clarity and brilliance can only 

)e seen against a neutral back- 

"i {round, not against a dark one. How 

nany of us have persisted in looking 

it our parents against a dark back- 

irop of blame and old grudges, 

blinding ourselves to the prisms of 

light that we could see if only we 

wiped clean the past? 

A decade ago, when my father was 
diagnosed with Alzheimer's, my 
mother and I were in the piocess of 
repairing our long-fractured relation- 
I slrip. It's a typical story, really, made 
unique only by the spotlight of oin- 
public life. I could tell you that I was 
a stubborn, hardheaded daughter, 
given to drama and acting out. I 
could tell you that my mother bris- 
tled at my constant assaults and was 
a worthy opponent. But the onl)- rele- 
vant and oddly sweet component 
of our battle-torn histoiy is my father. 
I longed for his attention in the par- 
ticular, determined way that daugh- 
ters do. I saw my mother as the 
obstacle in that endeavor. I didn't 
know how to look at the awesome 
majesty of their love for each other 
against a neutral backgroimd. I could 
see it only against the shadow oi nn 
own neediness. 




1. Ronald and 
Nancy, Ron Jr. and 
Patti pose outside 
their California 
home in 1960. 

2. Ten years later, 
Reagan, then 
governor of 
California and 
family during 
Christmas 1970 



There is no preparation, 

no schooling, for watching your 

mother lose the love of her life 



Now wc stand on either side of his 
bed. like parentheses— discovering 
new ways to reach out to him . . . 
and new ways to let him go. although 
she and I arc olnioush' losing him 
in diflerent ways. 

ITierc is no preparation, no school- 
ing, lor watching yoiu' mother lose 
the lo\e of her life. Loss-and its cer- 
tain companion, grief— is something 
.ill of us will know at some point if 
we live long enough. Yet to each per- 



son it feels unicjue-a solitary, often 
lonely joiuncy. Sometimes I feel like 
a helpless witness. I hear how quiet 
my parents' house has become. Tliis 
is not the house I grew up in; they 
moved into it in 1988 at the end of 
my father's two terms as president. 
There is a sweep of lawn and a 
serene garden where something is al- 
ways blooming: the \'iew of the cit}' 
beyond often looks like a painting or 
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My iTtotner occa rcnuiKls 

nic how ni\- father loxxd die \-ic\v, the 
cahu giccn of the garden. Tliere is a 
wistful smile on her iaee but her eyes 
are endlessly sad. Now he lies in a 
hospital bed in the room that was 
once his study. 

On the other side of the wall, she 
sleeps alone after deeades of sleeping 
with hini. Sometimes she has dreams 
in which my father appears to her. 
vvliole and healthy and strong. Wlien 
she shares these with me, I fumble 
through comments about ancient 
mythological stories in which lovers 
come together in dreamtime. I want 
to bring some kind of solace to her. 
yet I know I can"t. "When I wake 
up." she tells me. "1111 so sad." 

My mother is passing along to me 
something more precious than dia- 
monds: the poweriul medicine of de- 
votion, the wa\- lo\e. in Maya 
Angelous words, "costs all we are 
and will e\er be. \et it is onlv love 
which sets us free." 

"I ha\e been so luck\' in m\' life." 
mv mother has often said to me. usu- 
ally if we are talking about some 
marriage that broke up. or one that is 
rife with problems. More than half a 
century ago. my parents fell in Icne- 
wholly. compieteb— ...nd ihev ne\er 
doubted dieir lo\e. 

"You've liecii \erv luckv" J tell her. 
"Lnless I tall in lo\e tomorrow and 
live a realh- long time. Til ne\cr have 
what \ou'\c had." I don't tell her diat 
I wonder it m\ heart would lie .is 




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1. The young pair 
aboard a boat in 
California, August 
1964. 2. As First 
Couple, dancing 
at a state dinner 
in 1985 




Sometimes he comes to her 
in dreams. 'AVhen I wake up/' 
she tells me, "Fm so sad'' 



bra\e as hers— to lo\"e drat fulh; with 
so much tiiist. knowing that life can 
turn in sliaip and unexpected \vays. 

Tlieii there ai^e moments like Uiis: 
"I don't think I appreciated my life 
with your iadier enough." ni}' modier 
once said to mc. "I remember so 
many things, and I feel like I took 
them for granted at the time, like I 
thought notliing would e\er change.' 

"I'm sure you appreciated e^•ery- 
[hino,." I ventured. "It's natural to 



feel— A\hen so much is going away- 
like }"ou \\'ish \'Ou'd held on tighter 
But I'm certain \'ou embraced e\er\ 
moment completely." It was the best . 
could do. but it didn't seem lik< 
enough. It \vas anodier of diose time: 
when I felt helpless. 

At some point. I came to realize 
that bringing comfort and solace i; 
not always about saying somediing 
It's often just about being there, i 
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my mother wants to talk aboLit a 
dream she had. or memories that 
have surfaccd-e\'eii fears that rise 
up from the shadows. Maybe diat"s 
the best we can do to fill up some of 
the loneliness that has descended 
on parents whose pai"tners are lea\"- 
ing before them. It feels like a small 
gesture at first, until you see that. 
just like the diamond I \vear around 
my neck, its meaning is enomious. 
You"re stepping into the wilderness 
with them and taking up some of 
that empty space. 

It has also occurred to me that 
the depth of my modiers sonow is 
in e.xact proportion to the depth of 
her love. We grieve because \ve 
love. I can't expect to prune her 
srrief into something less cimiber- 
some and inirtdy \\'hen their lo^"e 
has such a deep root system. 

Alzheimer's is a disease of huge 
uncertainties and small acceptances. 
There are reaU)" no predictable pat- 
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way to determine ho^iv long a per- 
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cept what you don't kno^v and 
what you can't change. In learning 
this with my father o\"er diese long 
years of his illness. I have also 
learned— finally— to apply the same 
lessons to my mother. I ha\'e had to 
accept what I can't do and wrap my 
heart aiound what I'm able to do. I 
look for lessons constantly in the 
\vay my mother handles this chap- 
ter of her life, and I find them. 

.\t my sister MaLueen's memorial 
scTAice, I watched my modier reach 
across die clitnch pew to giasp Jane 
^\'^^llan's hand. My niodier had lost 
her stepdaughter: Jane had lost her 
child. It \\as a quick moment, an ac- 
kno\vledgcment of the profound 
\vound of a mother burying her 
child, hi wimessing it, I was g"iven a 



lesson in bringing solace to anoth 
person whose sorro%v is immeasur 
ble. \\"hat \vas communicated b 
tween those tAvo women, both 
\\'hom ha\"e been married to my 
then \vas clear and tme. That oi 
gesmre-my mother's hand reachii 
out to Jane's— co\"ered more grour 
than ^vords e\"er could. 

I ha\'e also \vatched with pride < 
my mother has used this sad pa 
sage of our li\"es to speak out f( 
stem cell :"eseai"ch, wliich could ]■. 
to a cure for .Alzheimer's as \veL 
niaii'V" other fatal diseases. "It's , 
latQ^or Ronnie." she has said, "i 
for other families ..." Aly moi, . 
is tiny, but her determination i 
huge. So is iJie impact she has 1, 
on the promise of making stem ^ . 
treamient a reality. 

The future is crisscrossed witl 
Luicer tain ties, ^\^len the inevitabl 
end does an"i^■e. how \\"ill my modi 
er walk past liis enipt}" room? Wlia 
^viIl she do with all that silence 
Will it be like a blo^^" to the fai. 
line inside a diamond? The quo 
tioiis haunt me. Tlie ansAver is sim 
ply to be there. We can't be 
aicliitects of another's ginef; we cai 
only stand close to catch some o 
the falling pieces. 

Tmie e\'entually takes our \o\ec 
ones and leaves us with memonc> 
and a faint echo of voices diat onct 
filled rooms. We look backward 
across a long stream of days. Ii 
Ave're lucky, diose days reflect light 
as brilliantly as am" diamond. ^\V 
remember laughter, tears, soft -. 
lences. We remember seeing enipd 
ness and tning to stretch oinselves 
to fiU as much of it as ^ve could. We 
hope it \N'as enough. Q 



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Magic oi 
Morgan 

Chris had an anxiet 

disorder so sexere hi 

couldn't go to school o 

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Recently I met a woman whose 
disabled son was saved by a dog. It 
seemed, on the surface, almost im- 
possible to believe. By the time he 
was entering adolescence. Chris Bor- 
den's life had become so small it 
seemed he would never be able to re- 
late to people. A life of doctors, drugs 
and therapists pro\ed inadequate, un- 
til Morg;m. a German shepherd, en- 
tered Chriss life. 

A dog made die difference of a life- 
time. \\'h\ is that so hard to believe? 
¥ov those of us who think of ourseK'es 
as "animal people." I suppose it isn't. 
Y\x- always had an animal in mv life 
that I turn to. Right now ii'> '>kipp\. 
my mule. He's a good listener, ^\■ell. 
mules are known for their giant ears. 
and so of course the\ ha\e exception 
al hearing. I talk to Skippy when I'm 



upset or when I ha\e something really 
complicated to figme out. "You're not 
going to belie\e this one. Skip . . ."" is 
how I often begin. Hey. it's cheaper 
than going to a slrrink. 

But the Bordens's ston- is more on 
the order of a miracle. The family 
li\es in a submb of Tulsa. Oklalioma. 
Janet Borden. 40. kne^v since Chris 
was just 2 diat something was wrong 
with her son. .Any change in environ- 
ment— sioinsr outdoors, into a cai", or 
into a store-would cause liim to pitch 
a honible fit. and so would loud nois- 
es, like those made bv a vacuum 
cleaner. He would en- inconsolably. 
thi^ow temper tanaaims. He also had 
uouble making eye contact. His fiist 
diagnosis \\as attendon deficit disor- 
der. follo\ved by a mixed bag of odier 
disorders: non\erba! learning disor- 

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der. d}"slexia. dysgi"aphia. depression, 
autism spectrum disorder. Over the 
years, doctors tried numerous thera- 
pies and medications, as Chris's con 
dition only \vorsened. 

By the time he was 13. Chris, who 
is now belie^"ed to suffer primarily 
from Asperger's Syndrome (a mild 
form of autism) and obsessi\'e-compul- 
si\'e disoixier. was ha\ing multiple pan- 
ic attacks a day. all to the cruel delight 
of school bullies. A favorite cafeteria 
sport was loading French fries w-ith 
ketchup and hmling them at Chris. 

Defeated, brokenliearted, his moth- 
er took him out of school and began 
homeschooling liim. His panic attacks 
onl}" \vorsened. and soon Chris was 
miable to leave the house at aU. A sim- 
ple run to the store or a dimier out 
\\-ith his parents and younger brother. 
Chase, w^ould throw him into full- 
blown panic. It seemed to the famil)' 
diat he was doomed to tire miserable 
life of a shut-in. 

At a meeting of advocates for the 
disabled. Jairet Borden continued 



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heaid about senncc dogs for children 
with autism-related disorders. It was 
almost too good to be true: Get your 
child a dog and watch liim suddenly 
be able to relate to people in a more 
nonnal way. Yet she heard ston^ after 
stor\' of such successes in partnering 
dogs with autistic children. 

Janet aiid her husband. Phil, had 
always had pets-dogs and cats and 
guinea pigs-and. as she thought 
about it, Janet had to admit that 
Chris was always at his best \vhen 
around them. So \\hat about getting 
a pet that was reall)- trained to work 
with kids like Chris .^ 

Last summer. Morgan, a 2-year- 
old German shepherd with clear 
eyes and a lean frame, arri^"ed at 
the airport ^vith a trainer from a 
nonprofit support program for dis- 
abled people and their dogs. The 
Bordens made a S2.500 contribu- 
tion to the group in order to get 
Morgan. They chose this organiza- 
tion because the Qainer would actu- 
ally come and li\"e with tliem for 10 
days, rather than the other way 
aroimd. wiiich would not hzve been 
feasible for Chiis. 

C organ bonded al- 

most immediately. The trainer al- 
lowed no one but Cliiis to interact 
with Morgan for the first ^^•eek— 
until Morgan understood that tliis 
was her person. Chris was taught to 
use all the commands diat Morgan 
knew, perhaps the most important 
one being "Lap up." which he was 
to use ^vhene^•er he felt a panic at- 
tack coming. Morgan \\ould put 
her paws in his lap, and lean in— 
gi\ing him a dog hug imtil die at- 
tack was o\er. 

\\'ithin a week, die Bordens ^vere 
going to restaurants as a faniih- 
four dinners in one \veck-and to 
sht^pping malls, and to church, 
thanks to Morgan. The real magic 



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so adept at helping Chris gei 
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acmally sense them before they be 
gin. She'll flip his arm with hex 
nose. Shell keep doing it until he fo- 
cuses on her instead of the anxiet\- 
he"s feeling, and so the attack ends 
before it e\er really takes hold. .And 
so Chris can trust that Morgan is 
looking out for him. freeing him to 
li\e a more nonnal life. One da}- re- 
cendy at church. Morgan -svas mak- 
ing a ftiss. Chiis figured she didnt 
like the music they ^vere pla)Tng. So 
he took her outside. The minute he 
got out the door, he had a panic at- 
tack. Morgan had knovNTi to get him 
out. "Lap up!" he said to her. realiz- 
ing what was 2;oing on. She hussed 
him undi the attack ^vent away. 

Chris, a kid who once suffered 
multiple panic attacks a day, now 
has fe^ver than two a month. He has 
started weight training \rith a fiiend, 
he goes to nio\ies, and he even has a 
girlfriend. Perhaps most remarkable 
to his paients. hes planning to go to 
college. "Cliiis is a completely differ- 
ent person now." says Janet. 

For the first time in his life. Chris 
acmally has a life. How remarkable 
it is to think that a child with multi- 
ple mental and emotional chal- 
lenges -was able to gain entr)" into 
the \\orld— simply by ha\ing an ani- 
mal by liis side. 

I was telling Skippy about this 
just the odier day. "You're not going 
to believe this one. Skip." I said. 
"Tliere's a boy in Oklahoma who 
^vas collapsing with fear until along 
came a dog named Morgan who set 
him free." Skippy did what he al- 
\vays does \vhen I scratch his ear 
and talk. He lowered his head and 
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limit of noimai; occuired in 2'. to 4% ol patients taking rosuvastatin at doses of up to 
W mg in clinical studies Treatment-related myopathy, defined as muscle aches or muscle 
weakness m coniunction with increases m CK values >10 times upper limil ol noimai was 
reported in up to 1*, ol patients taking rosuvastatin doses of up to 40 mg m clinical 
studies Rare cases of rhabdomyolysis were seen with higher than recommended doses 
180 mgi ot rosuvastatin in clinical trials Factors that may predispose patients to myooathv 
with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors include advanced age ( >65 years! hypothyioidisin and 
renal insufficiency The incidence of myopathy increased at doses of rosuvastatin above the 
recommendeo dosage range Consequently 1 Rosuvastatin should be prescnbed with 
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Drug Inleracfions "RECAutiONS Diuq interactions and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRA- 
TION! The benelit ol lurthet alterations in lipid levels by Ihe combined use ol rosuva- 
statin with hbrates or niacin should be catelully weighed against the polential risks ol 
Ihis combinalion Cdmbinalion therapy wilh rosuvastatin and gemlibrozil should 
generally Oe avoided (See DOSAGE :M ADMINISTRATION and PRECAUTIONS, Drug 
Inleractionsl ■'■ The risk ol myopathy during Ireatment with rosuvastalin may be 
increased in circumstances which increase rosuvaslahn drug levels (see CLINICAL 
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palieni wilh an acute, serious condihon suggestive ot myopathy or predisposing lo the 
development ot renal lailure secondary lo rhaboomyolysis le g sepsis hypotension. 
maior surgery trauma, severe metabolic, endocnne, and electrolyte disorders, or 
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rcsuvastatir. an attempt snouio De maae to ca.-^tra: "i;c.e;c.-a,estcra,em;a witn acproptiate 
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proolems isee INDICATIONS AND USAGEi Aon-,-is!'at'0:' ■:' 'csuvastatin 20 mg to 
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WARNINGS Myopathy'Rhabdomvolysis ano DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) 
Pharmacokinehc studies snow a" approximate 2-tfllo elevahor m median exposure m 
Japanese subiects residing 'H Jacan a-d n C-n^se sutiects -ssiding m Singapcre 
compated with Caucasian; res'd-n; r Ncth --;• ;; anc Su'OK The tontnoution o" 
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. J ':■- 'ifeivais usually recommended 'cr patents on cc-umariP antccag:- 

dose nt rcsuvastatir is changed, tne same orccsoure should K recsaid 

-, tn;.,;.,; ^5e -« jfifl 3sscciateo writ! Oieso-ng c with changes .n VR ■ 

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■ i-^tiqrq-ii 1 60C mg uvice Cart'i resulted m a 2 2- =na ' 9- 

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AlV ',ir-A" .". Endotrine Function Altrough dini'21 S5.d« h3« snaan that 

rosuvastatin alone does 'C 'iq,;; ;asa : a5~a comsci a;r,cehlratiO(i or impair adrsfii 

rese-ve caution shou'c t: eie-dseq ■ a-. -^VG-CcA recufflse inrjbitor or ctnei aoeni 

used to 'ower chqiesteiql eve.s s aq-mstere-d coitcomffintly with dnj« tra ms, 

decrease the levels o- activit, qi endogenous steroid hormones such as ketqco^aip? 

spironolactone and cimetioine CNS Toxicity CNS vascular lesrons, chiracterqeq h 

perivascular herr-orrhages edema, and mohonuclsar cell mfiltrabon of perT.3SCjia- spaoes 

have been ctservea m oogs treated with several other memt«rs ot itis drug ctess A qhsr- 

ically similar drug in this class produced dosesJependeitt opac ner\'e deaeiie'stion 

(Wallenan degeneration of rebnogemculate hbetsi in cogs at a dose that prqdqqk p&m^ 

drug levels about 30 bmes higher than the mean otug level in humans taking Vi ngnest 

recommended dose Edema hemorrhage and partial necrosis in the mtersotiun" q' tne 

choroid plexus was observed m a female dog sacnhced montund at day 24 at 90 mjXg aa;i 

by oral gavage i systemic exposures tOO times the human exocsure at 40 m-i oa-y tascd o-n 

AUC comparisons! Corneal opacity vras seen in dc^s treated for 52 v^ks at 6 mgkjjay 

by oral gavage (systemic eiposures 20 hmes the human exp<Bufe s 40 ma day tasec on 

AUC compansons) Cataracts were seen in dogs treated for t2 wseks b-y oral gavage at 

30 mg ka'day isystenic exposures 60 hmes the hurtian exposure at 40 mida-y o^ on 

AUC compansonsi Retinal dysplasia ano rehnal lass ivete seen m dogs treated for 4 weete 

bv oral gavage at 90 mj'kgoay (systemic e-xoosu'es 100 times tne human exDOS-ie at 

40 mg,d3v Sased on AUCi Cases <30 mg'kgda-y isy^temiq exposures <60 tmes ttie 

SOS 

CRESTOR 

rosuvastatin calcium 

human exposure at 43 ~gqa; oasec :~ Ajr tq-qa'scs '; :.•.,"; feat^e" up to one 
year, did not reveal 'uiina fi-qmgs Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, 
Impairment of Fertility In a ' J4-week carcinqgenqir, study r rats al qqse le-.'es 
of 2 20 6C q- cH "ng<icay ty ciai gavage the nqioence cf utenne si'omal polyDS W3s 
significantly mcieasec n feifiaies al 60 mgsa'day a: s.'Stemic exposure 20 tmes the 
human exposure at 40 mg'day based on AUC Increased incidence oi [K.-yps was not seen 
at lower dosK m a t07-week carcrq-qeniqiti' stu jy in -i.qe giver ' H. 200 mi'ta da-y ty 
oral gavage an increased incidence of repaiccellular adenomacarcmoma was ot^nied at 
200 mg'kg.day at systemic exposures 20 times hu-nan exD-qsure at 40 mg jry nased on 
AUC An inqreasec ncioence of neoatoceiiuar tump's wos not seen at owe- ooses 
Rosuvastatin was not mutagenic or claslogemc mth or ivithcut metatyohc actuation -n the 
Ames test with Saimone/te lypftimanimana Iscnenttie csii. the mouse lymphorri assay 
and the chromosomal aberration assay in Chinese hamster lunq qeiis Rosuvastatin was 
negative m Ihe m mo mouse micronucleus test in -at fe-niity studies with oral gavage 
doses 01 5 lO 50 mgkg'day maes were feateo fc: 9 ivee.e prior to and throughoiit 
mating and females were treated 2 weeks pnor lo mating and throjghou: ma-iiw until 
testation oay 7 No aJ.erse eSect on fettiicy wes oDserveo at 50 r.g'Kaoay is.'Stemiq 
e-p-qsures uo to 10 tmes human exposure at 40 -goay based on AUC compansons! In 
tesncles ot dpgs treated with rosuvastatin at 30 ma Vg'day lot one month, spermahdic giant 
celii were seen Soermahcic giant cells were observed m mqnkey^atter 6-mo;ith Ireatirie-nt 
a: 30 ""O'kg cai in aqqit-qn tc vacuolatrqn ot se-r-imferojs tubjla' eplheL-um txpcBures in 
■"-:;: 'T-;2Ctresa-q -f-e-q-^kev to tmes human exposure at 40 ma da-ytjased on 
:■;:, ;..";;; ;•« ;q-:^- sen; S - a- -nqncs nave been seen w-ith qtTe"' drugs in this 
;;;; Pregnancy Prejna/iq'Ca/egon'^See-OtrMitiDlCATIOKS Rosuv^staSnmay 
cause leta -j-m .vnenacnri-isieiedtoap'sgnintwoman Sosuv-astatm is contramoicatKi 
n women wno are or may oecome pregnant Safety in pregnant women has not been estab- 
ished There are no adeauate ana we'l-controfled studies of rDSjvasiatm m Dreana."t 
women Rosuvastatin crosses tne placerta tni is to jn j in fetal tissue anq amnoh: fluio at 
y- ana 20'; respechvety. of the maiemai plasma concentration foikiwirn a single 
25 mglig oral gavage cKse on oestanon day 16 m rats A higher leial tissue dislnbuhon 
|25S maternal plasma conc^itraMn) *» obsen^d m rabbits after a single oiai ga\9ge 
dose of " m-gkg on gestation oay 18 It ihs o-ug is atimmistered tc a woman w-'i repro- 
ductive potennai. the p^atient should be appised of the potential tiaqa'd to a fetus in female 
rats gn.-en crai gavage Ooses o' 5 15 50 n:jVg oay rosuvastat n pefo-e nyahng anc qortm- 
uir,g th'Ough day 7 oostcostus results m decieasec fetal Poc)' weqnt ifemais ouosl anq 
oeiayed cssihqation at tt« high Otse isy^temiq exposures 10 hmes human exposure at 
40 mj'day bseo on AUC companso-nsl In p-egnant rats gven oral gavage dses q' 2 20 
50 mgVgcai- from gestation day 7 through actaiior. Ky 2i lueaninoL oeo'easeo pup 
survTi3' pqcurreo n groups grves 50 mg'sj say Sy'Slemic exposures >'2 t-mes human 
exposure at 40 mgday based or. P^yr, surface aiea comparsons In pregnant 'abPits given 
oral gavsgeq-oses 0103- 1 3 ma xa day from, gestapon oay 6 to lactation oay 'Siweamng) 
exKsu'ss eauAa^it to hufian exposure at 40 madsi Pa^o on Potfi suitace area compai- 
schs decreased fstai vuplity and ituteTia' mpTjiry was obse-ved Rossiifastatin was noi 
teratogenc m rats at ^5 mgVa aa\ O' r rjtip-s <3 ifdte'dJ.i isystemic exposures 
eg^r.ilen! tq '.~r expqs.ie at 40 -g aa, Based pn AUC or tody suiiaoe comparison, 
•espfcfre-i 1 Nursing Mothers t s no; jddwti wnethe' rosi;vastatin 6 excreted in 
-uman mi k Stuc^s n ^qtqti-q rats "^le oenvq-istrated Iha rtsuvastatin is secreted into 
p-sasi mi.k at «v«is 3 omes n one- tnan nat obtained m ttie plas-ia toilowing oral gavage 
qqs'"g Because tnany drugs a^ exa-eied m t-qma" milk and tBcause of ttie" potential tor 
?«"q^ sovieise reacPcxns in nurs-og mtants t-qm TKui-astatn a aecisipn shpuid be made 
.i"ff er to dsqphth.ie rursing q- ad^rstratiC" q' -qsji-astat'- tak'nq ntq aqqount tfie 
- 1 : tance cf tfs a-.^g to tfre sqtatna won-ian Pediatric Use "he safety anq eft ec?i'e- 
"ess '• PMatrr: papents "c\r nq; pee-^ estatiShe; "reatmentexpei-enqe w3h rosuvastatin 
- ; qeqiatnq pqpu,at q- s im'eq tq S qaeits ivith homcjygojs ?H None ot these patients 
"?f q'tCA S'.ea'sq'aK Geriatric Use Cf the' 0,275 pahentsmcinicai studies with 



ros;;,3s:sr. 3 'pS ■3'Si tun 5 .•ears am oisr ra 595 ■£ BS we-; : 
cAfe- Tie cerci '^'uemry y XfS^e ?/ps, a-nq t.tes pi Htun- evets vp 
paperB arc? i-a tern E yea-s p" a^ See AA='i '65 Wvoparn, Wemi 
Tne encacy p* nBjvasatr - ttie je-cr t pq-?j ry i-e: .■ea-: r aoe i was t 
to tte effEac, ocscr.93 r tne xr-ior. ADVERSE REACTK>NS Rosi 
^re3;y we* ipeiaSO Aoi«fse •eatqiDns Sii ^ua.y pee- -nq a-q tra-siert 
shjciss pi 10275 pares 3 T-t wsre pscosnue: que tq aoiersc expereooesi 
tc rcsj.-assar T-ye -iCSt "-ecjes aqrese e.'ecits npjg- tp x reaed o i 
ive-'e ~.i-:a x'«i:aqon aslsni aspp-nril Kin ar>q -ausea Cfii^cd 1 
ExperieiKes 4c.?-se eiKrevss -^-Tliess Pi ciusalti assess-nem. r 
i3=: q' qatie-t: - qiqepq-qqsTrq. eq ancai ssjdes pf -PS-'i-ariatr a^r snpwn 
ascomjarq-s q.e tq aq.'e-se f .e-ts n :i«r stjqes q* x ': ' 2 »'-^i auraiio 
:n 3=: Ol paPe-ts T -osqi-astat - anq S'y q- paqep: 

Table 1. Adverse ErdIs In Placebo-Controlleii Studies 



isu.astati- 



Aive-se e-^en: 



"lacepo 
N=382 



R-c-pgqs 5.0 76 

^=q^e 55 5 

Dirr^ea 34 29 

Dyspeisia 34 37 

Nausea 34 31 

Wyid.a 26 13 

Asthe-iia n li 

3ac<pai- 26 24 

Kusynsrpme 23 18 

Lmari' tract inieqtipn 2,3 1.6 

Rhinrtis 22 2 ' 

Sihusrds 20 \i 

In adoijpn the fpilowig adverse evwits we-e repotea rega-dless of causality a; 
m >!•« oi 10275 KPents tTKted witr rpsi.asaan 1- clinical studies Tne 
lijics occurred m >2^: oi these paPe-its Bodr as a Wtole; Aodommai par 3 
'^.cry. OSes; aan i-tenpn aam peviq pam ano neck pam Cardii 
System: ftoeTenJOT angina peqlq-s vasadlBiatipn and palpitation 
System: Ccktiessr' gasrpeTe-qts vq-nqin; flatjienqe oerodpnta acsq 
gastrits Eomoine: Ciapetes -e ',3 Hemic and Lymptiatic System: Anem.a 
mqss Metabolic and Nutritional Disorteis: Penphe'a, edema Huscu! 
System: Artniss arji/aidia anc pathological tractu'e Nervoiis System: 
'.Tsq,^;,-?^. frioerrana Krsstftesia fleprsscn, amoety venigc ana neu-aic 
System: 5.Tq,7;hi7is cougt: incrsasec. iryspnea pneumonia anq astnm^ 
Appendages: ^as- anq prjntus laboratory Abnormalities: in the -osuvastatir cli 
q-pqra~ d'OSJCs-oosC've qrqtenu'ia anq -iq-qsqopc hematuna were observe 
r.qsu'.'3stati".-r-eateq patier^ p-eoominanns c patients ooseq aoove the recon 
dose range (I e. SDmoi However tnis finding was more frequent in patients lakini 
statin 40 mg wtien compared to lower doses oi rosuvastabn or comparator statmi 
'. was gene'alfy transient and »3s not aMPCiated with worsening renai tuncti 
PREGAUTIOKS Laboratory Tests i Other abnormal laboratory values report 
elevated creanmne phpsphokinase, transaminases hyperglycemia glutamyl tra 
dase. alkalne phosptiatase. bilirubin and thyroid function abnormalities Other 
ei-ents 'eported less freguehtly than 1 \ m ttie rosuvastaim clinical study program 
less oi causaiw assessment included arrhythmia hepatitis hypersensihvity 1 
ire., face edema, thrompocylopenia, leukopenia vesiquiobulious rash urtica 
anqtoeaemai- kidnej iailu'e, syncope myasthenia myositis oanqieaiitis photosi 
reaqtipn myopathy ano maPiiomyof\^sis OVERDOSAGE There is no specif 
me.it in i.he even; of o-.'erOose In the event 0* qve-dose the patient should oe 
sytnptomatically anc supportive measures mstitutec as -equiiec lemodian'Si 
SignrhcantN' enhance clearance ot rosux-astatin DOSAGE AND ADMINi: 
HON Tne patient should be placed on a standard cholesteroi-lov/eimg diet 
'eqer.'ing CRESTOR and shoula continue on this diet dunng t'ealmeni CRESTOR 
aq-'-i;'ere: :< 3 smpif ir.?? a' an,- 1™^ r aav wh d' without food Hypercl 
terolemic (Heterorygous Familial and Nonfomilial) and A 
Dysllpidemia (Fredrickson Type Ha and lib) The 03se range toi Cf 
.i 5 10 -^Oi ma qns aai i -ne-aot m;- CSES'O? snouic oe individualized accoiding 
of ttieiapy and response The usual recommended starting dose oi CRESTOR is ' n 
daity. Initiabon pi therapy with 5 mg once daily may be considered tor pabents requir 
aggtessi'e LDL-C reouchons or who have predisposing factors for myopathy isee 
WGS lityopathyTlhipapmypiysisi Foi patients with marked hypeicholestetolemia 
> 190 mg'dLi and aggressive lipid targets a 20-mg starting dose may be considei 
43-mg dase of CRESTOR should be reserved tor those pabents who have not achiev 
LDL-C at 20 mq isee WARNiMGS Wyqpathy Rhapdomyoiysis!. After initiation andK 
titrabpn of CRES'OR lipid levels should be analped within 2 to 4 weeks and 
adiusted accordingly Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolem 
'ecommended sta.'tino dose ot CRESTOR is 20 mg once daily in patients with ho^; 
Fh Tns maximum rcqommendec Oaily qose is AO mg CRESTOR should be used r 
pabents as an adiunct to other lipid-lowermg treatments (c g LDL apheresisi 01 
treatments are unarailable Response to therapy should be eshmated trom pre-apl 
LDL-C levels Dosage in Patients Taking Cyclosporine In patients 
cydospome therapy should be limited to CRESTOR 5 mg once daily (see WARf 
MyppathvTlhaPdomyolvsis, and PRECAUTIONS Diug Interachonsi CoiKom 
Li'pid-Lowering Therapy "he effect of CRESTOR on LDL-C and total-C n 
enhanceo wne' useo m qombination with a bne acid binding resin n CRESTOR is i 
qombination with, oemiibrozit, the dose oi CRESTOR should be limited to 10 mg one 
isee iVARN'NGS,'liili'Obathv Rhaboomyolysis and PRECAUTIONS Drug Interac 
Dosage in Patients With Renal Insufficiency No modification of doi 
nfcessa-y toi pahents wdh mild to moderate lenai insuiiiciency For patients with 
'enal impairment (CLci <30 mLimial 73 m ] nol on hemodialysis, dosing of CRI 
should be started at 5 ma once daih/ and not to exceed 10 mg once daili 
PRECAUTIOMS General and CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGV Special Populahons 
Insufficiency! 

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mahon. please ask your doctor or health care prolessional about the lull Presci 
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Laura Sinclair 

of the first 

time she met 

her biological 

father, Noe 

Vasquez, "just 

to memorize 

his features, 

to look for 

myself in him" 




:)Sphere surrounding 
Laura Sinclair's hospital bed last July 
was festive, even euphoric, though an 
observer might have a hard time un- 
derstiuiding why. Laura's fatlier. Noe 
\ iisquez. dien od. was King in a hospi- 
tal bed next to her. legally blind and 
desperately ill from kidney failure, die 
result of a long batde with diabetes. 
.*\jid Laura. 37. was facing a major op- 
eration hcrselt. Still, the stay-at-home 
mom from Hendersonville, Temiessee. 
iclt nothing but peaceful exhilaradon 
at the pr(«pect of surger)-. "I was ab- 
solutely elated." she says, looking back. 
" lliat opeiation was a gift from God." 

With her husband. John, then 38. 
by hci side. Laura was about to give 
a huge gift of her own. The following 
morning she would donate one of 
her kidneys to her father, an act of 
gratitude to the man wlu) ga\c her 
life, as she likes to think of -t. The 
surgery is complicated, but for her 
the decision was simple: Xoc needed 
a kidne\. and Laiua \vas a match. 

But nothing else about the occasion 



A Father, 

Lost and Found 

.•\t -^1. Laura Sinclair met her biological parents and 

learned the truth about her ethnic heritage, 

as well as the heartbreaking stor\ of how racial 

prejudice shattered two families' lixes by margaret renkl' 



was simple. Latna Sinclair" \vas adopt- 
ed at birdi. and the father who raised 
her from infanc)' was not in the hos- 
pital \\ith her. Laura's adopdve par- 
ents. Bill and Gayle Barnes, were 
back home taking care of Laura's chil- 
dren. Ben. dien 11. and Drew, dieir 6. 
Laura \vas about to ^ve her kidne\- 
to a man she had met for the first 
time onl\- six \ears earlier. 

Laura was born to an unwed 
mother in an ase when sirls who 



"sfot in trouble" were sent awav to 
bear their babies in secret. But for 
Sarah* and Noe. a different kind of 
secrec}' began more than two years 
before Laura's birth, in tiny Weslaco. 
Te.xas. It was 1963 \vhen Sarah and 
Noe met in diat small farming com- 
munity about eight miles from the 
Mexican border. Sarah, then 15. was 
a quiet, blue-eyed blond from an 
Anglo family: Noe. also 15. was a 
Mexican American. Tliough whites 
in Weslaco were a (.;oNnNLED 



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niiiiority-onh- .1.000 ol the uns-n"- 
12,000 rfsidcius-Saiali's parents foi 
bade liei lo date Latino boys. "Pieju 
dice was c\er\'whcre. says Noc. 
"Sarairs paienis were nisi acting tiic 
vvav all the other Anglos did." 

But iroin I he moment the}' met 
ihroiigi! hiends. the two were attract- 
ed to each otlicr. Noe. who had re- 
centlv moved to \\'eslaco from an 
integrated neighborlu)od in Chicago, 
refused to let small-town prejudice 
keep him from seeing Sar-ah again. "I 
liked Sarah so much I figxired what- 
ever happened, it was worth it." 

Tlie teens couldn't date openly so 
they wrote letters instead, secredy ex- 
changing them at school. As die rela- 
tionship became more mtense. Sarah 
would tell her parents that she was 
going home after school with a 
friend-and then head to Noes 
house, the one place in Weslaco 
where secrecy wasn't required. "My 
parents loved Sarah." Noe says. "She 
was part of the famil}." 

Despite the obstacles, the two were 
detemiined to marry as soon as they 
were of age. During the second year" 
of their relationship, thev even 
bought rings and tried to elope in 
Me.xico. where, as Noe recalls, diere 
was no age requirement for marriage. 
But though they stopped in three or 
tour Mexican towns, not a single jus- 
tice of the peace would man-y them. 
"They didn t want trouble." Noe 
savs. "Because Sarah was wliite. the\- 
all said. 'We don't wimt anydiing to 
do with tiiis.' "' 

When they turned 17. Sarah and 
Noe became se.xualK- a;u\c. bodi for 
the first time. "It didn't e\cn cross 
our minds that Sai-ah might ;;ct preg- 
nant." says Noe. When she did. a 
couple of months later, she told Noe 
right away, terrified, but he was im- 
afraid. "I told her e\er\diing would 




Until her adopt 
daughter donatd 
a kidney to Not 
1 don't think 
understood he 
much love La^ 
was capable c- 
says Gayle Ba'-- 




be all right." he says. "I really 
thought that with a grandchild on the 
way. her parents would let us get 
married. And I knew my parents 
would help us." 

Tliey began to make plans: Sarah 
would finish the school year and 
graduate: Noe. a year behind her. 
\vould drop out: thev would marry 
and mo\e to Chicago where his older 
brother would help him find a job. 
"I didn't want to stay in Weslaco 
with all its prejudice." Noe says. "I 
didn't want Sarah, or our child, to go 
through diat." 

But for her part, all Sarah could do 
was cry. She knew how angiA- her 
parents would be— about the preg- 
nancy, about her secret affair v\-ith a 
Mexican boy-and she couldn't biing 
herself to tell them. .Alreadv petite, 
she was too upset to eat and actually 
lost weight in the first months of 
pregnanes-. By the time she graduated 
from high school. Sarah was five 
months along, and no one— least of 
all her emodonally distant paients- 
had e\"en noticed she was pregnant. 

Concerned about Sarah's health 
and the healdi of the baby. Noe finall\- 
called her parents himself and told 
them die tiTidi. He was sui^prised b\- 
their apparendy passi\e reaction and 
by the fact that they iii\"ited liim and 
his parents to a meeting at their 



house. When they agreed to sup: 
the young couple's desire to ma 
Noe believed the worst was over. 

"But I think now they must ha 
been stalling." he says. The next d; 
Sarah's father called Noes father 
say he'd changed his mind: The 
would be no marriage, and Noe w 
never to see Sarah again, nor a 
tempt to contact her. Noe was fra 
tic. He begged his father to intervei 
and ask Sarah's father to reconsidc 
but when he did. Sarah's father r 
fused, saying. "She's underage, an 
we've decided to handle this oi 
way. We won't make any trouble ft 
you if you stay away from her." No 
wasn't sure what Sarah's fathc 
meant by the thixat. but he knew 
couldn't be good. 

After that phone call. Noe neve 
heard from Sarah or her parent 
again. "I wanted to call, but I didn 
because I was ahaid it would make i 
harder on Sai-ah." he says. "I waitec 
and waited to hear from her. Bu 
o\'emight. she was gone." 

To Gayle and Bill Barnes, the dark 
haii'ed baby they named Laura was ; 
much-longed-for child. Bill, then 28 
was a research scientist at a thinl 
tank in San .Aaitonio and Gayle. dier 
25. \vas a homemaker: both had al 
ways hoped for a big family. The\ 
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a 4ycar-ol(l ^on. hut their second 
baby had been siillhorn. the result oi 
medical c()ni|)iicaii()ns that doctors 
said would tlneaieii Ga^ Ic's future 
prei;iKincies. So ilie Uameses decided 
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The Barneses knew Laura's birth 
father was a Me.xicim American, a fact 
that didn't bother them a bit. "Laura 
was the most beautiful diiiig Id e\er 
seen.'" Gayle sa\s. "Tlie day they laid 
her in m\' anns. she was my cliild." 

"Tliey were the best parents that I 
could ever ha\e gotten." Laura says 
today. "Tlie)' loved me just like the)' 
loved m)' brother, and they treated us 
exactly the same wa)."" Even when 
Gayle had a siuprise pregnancy fn'e 
years later that miraculously resulted 
in a healthy baby girl. Laura didn't 
feel edged out. "Mom and Dad just 
explained that my brother and sister 
came from Moms tumm); and I was 
the special babv' they chose." 

Still, there were troubling mo- 
ments. With her shining black hair, 
brown eyes and olive-tc^ned skin. 
Laura looks nothing like the rest of 
the fair-skinned, blue-eved Barnes 
laniily— a fact she nouced at a young 
age. As a preschooler, when she drew 
pictures of her family. Laura alwa%s 
colored her parents and her siblings 
white, and colored herself brown. 

When Laura was 3. the Barnes 
family left Texas so that Bill could re- 
turn to graduate school and earn a 
Ph.D. l>ater. his job as a NASA nu- 
clear pliysicist took tiie familv to 
Maryland, a mo\e that me;i'U Laura 
grew up in a part of tiie coumr\- with 
virtualK no fiispanic coninuinit\-: 
"Ihere wasn't one person who 
looked like me.' Laura remembers. 




Having her sor 
Drew (on his 
father's shouidd 
and Ben (show| 
with his friend 
Trey on top of 
him) convincec 
Laura that it w^ 
time to search ' 
her own roots 



"People who aren't adopted can t un- 
derstand the magnitude of looking in 
the minor and seeing someone ^^•ho 
doesn't look like anyone else." 

Children at school would ask Lau- 
ra. "WTiat are \ou?" But when Laura 
asked her mother. Ga\le always said. 
"You're a little bit of everything; 
you're not any different from any- 
body." "All diat mattered to them was 
that they loved me. that I was their 
child." Laura says. 

Despite this abiding love. Laura 
nursed a feeling of deep rejecdon. "I 
couldn"t stop wondering WTio am I? 
Why did my o\\"n parents give me 
awa) ?"' she says. She kept giiifiiends 
at arm"s lengtli and ne\er dated the 
same guy for long. Even after she 
married John Sinclair, a law-school 
student \vhom she had met tlu'ough a 
friend, she felt herself holding back 
emotionally. "I didn't want to be diat 
\"ulnerable."" she recalls. "WTiat if he 
left me. too.^"" 

When John finished law school, 
the couple mo\ed to .Albuquerque. 
New Mexico, where he entered pri- 
\ate practice and she went to w^ork 
as a mortgage banker. Each moved 
quickly up the professional ladder, 
and Lauras questions about her 
identity took a backseat to building a 
career. By the time her first child. 
Ben, was born in 199L she had a life 



maay women can only dream ofi 
beautiful home, lucrative work.| 
perfect family. Ben"s birth was esf 
ciaUy jo\"ful: "He looked exacdy 
me." Laura says. "This was my cf 
my blood, finally someone who vv| 
a part of me."" 

Still, something was missinf 
"Nothing I did seemed to fill th 
\-oid." Laura says. E\"entually her u 
happiness took its toll on her ma 
riage: she and John separated brief 
in 1995. "I was in the process of d 
stroying my marriage because 
couldn't let anyone, not even my hu 
band, get close to me." she say 
Counseling saved the marriage bi 
offered no insight into the real sourc 
of Laura's unhappiness. 

.After the biith of her second sor 
Dre\N'. in 1996, Laura met with a ne^ 
counselor \\ho put Laura's feelings c 
emptiness and those about bein 
adopted together. "All those question 
about who I was. that longing t( 
knov\- where I came fi^om. that fear o 
being abandoned-it all began t( 
make sense." says Laura. "I walkec 
out of that therapist's office and : 
never went back."" histead. she startec 
the search for her origins. "I love m\ 
parents, and they will always be m\ 
parents." Laura says. "But this wa; 
something I needed to do to know 
who I really am."" continuei 



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made a scLiel of how their older 
daughter had come into the family, 
so Laura knew exacil}- where to be- 
gin her search. Wlien she called the 
Mcthodi-i .Mission Home in .San An- 
tonio, she was put in contact with Pa- 
tricia Martinez Dorner, a counselor 
who specializes in adoption searches. 
Dorner sent Laura a copy of her 
ado[)tion file. .Although all die idcnd- 
fying names and places were blacked 
out, Laura learned from it that her 
mother was a fair-skinned blond: she 
got her dark coloring from her father. 
The question she"d been asking all 
her life was finally answered. "That 
was husre," sa\s Laura. "There I was. 
living in Albuquerque where most 
people are Hispanic, and I had no 
idea it was ni)' heritage, too." 



Eventually she petitioned the 
Texas courts to unseal her adoption 
records and hired Dorner to begin 
the search for her parents. Dorner 
found Sarah living in \ash\-ille. Ten- 
nessee, where she'd mo\ed with her 
husband. Sarah immediately agreed 
to talk to the daughter she had given 
away 31 years before. At Dorner's 
suggestion. Saiah made the first call. 
When Laura ans^vered the phone. 
Sarah said. "This is your mother, 
who first laid eyes on you." Then 
bodi women began to ci"\. 

They talked deep into the night. 
Laura finally learned the story of 
how she came to be bom in a home 
for unwed mothers— how Sarahs par- 
ents had told her that if she married 
Noe they would never speak to her 
again, how deeply it had broken her 



heart to lose Noe but how she 
she had no choice. 

Sarah's ston." broke Laura's ht 
too. But learning the truth about 
birth brought unexpected anger. ; 
"The only reason, t/i^ only one. : 
my birth parents couldn't be toge; 
was that my father had bro\\'n sk 
Laura says. She had never sufft 
a:i\Thing more than gende teasinu 
cause of her dark complexion, bi. 
the age of 31. she was finally disc, 
ering that her entire life had Ik 
shaped by racism. 

Five days after their first conxer 
rioi). Laura fle-w to Nash^■ille to : ; 
the woman who had given birt; 
her. "Fll never forget seeing Sarah i 
diat ail-port terminal." sa}"S Laura, 
the feelin2;s that flooded throuo;li . 
as we hugged. Her smell, her toucl- 




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ad finally met the woman Id 
uned about my entire life." 
\en after almost a week together, 
na felt that she and Sarah hadn't 
n begun to make up for 31 years 
ost time. "Honey," she said to her 
.band, John, when she got home, 
)w would you feel about moving 
Nashville?" They'd ha\c to uproot 
:ir children, sell their dream house. 
i leave behind two successful ca- 
rs and a host of friends, but John 
reed. He knew how lost Laura had 
vays felt, and he understood how 
portant getting to know her birth 
jther was now. "I knew Laura was 
tally going to be at peace if we 
Dved," he says, "and that was clear- 
worth the trade-off." 
For other family members, though, 
.ch huge changes were more diffi- 



cult to accept, "hi my heart I under- 
stood that Laura had done the right 
thing," says Gayle Barnes, "but in my 
head I thought. This is vour familv: 
you don't need another fiimily!" But 
for Laura things were very simple: 
"I love both of my children uncondi- 
tionally. I knew I could knc both of 
ni)- mothers the same wa)."" 

But the picture wasn't complete. It 
was time to find her birth father. 

Patricia Corner found 

Noe b\' making inquiries in the small 
town where she believed he still lived. 
Drafted into the Army shortly after 
Lama's birth, he had returned to Wes- 
laco after liis discharge and was now 
the married father of four daughters. 
Diabetes had sapped his energy and 
slowed his career as a master electri- 



cian, so Noe was at home when 
Domer called. At first he was speech- 
less: "I never heaid another diing after 
Sii.JVs fadier called to say I couldn't 
marr\' her," he says. "Nothing." 

Noe quickly recovered from his 
shock: "I want to talk to her. I want 
to know how she's doing, I want to 
know where she is, I want to kuoxv 
ciH'nthins:, all 31 \'ears, all at once!" he 
told Dorner, amazed. Again there 
was a flurry of phone calls, an ex- 
change of photos, immediate plans 
for a visit. When Noe stepped off the 
plane a couple of weeks later, Laura 
and Sarah were waiting for him. "Af- 
ter so many years of not knowing," 
he says, "it was just overwhelming." 

"I stared and stared at him-just to 
memorize his features, to look for 
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lure of himself taken when he \vas 5 
\ears old. He looked exactly like the 
little Maiyland girl who always col- 
ored herself urowii in pictures. 

A lew mondis later. Lauras persis- 
tent cliildh(X)d questions-"\\lio do I 
look like? Where ani I from.-'"— were 
answered in a profound way: She 
went to a \'asquez family gathering 
and met. dl at once. 150 people who 
looked a lot like her. ■■Tlie\' were so 
glad to lia\c nie in die family." Laura 
mar\els. "I just icli complete accept- 
ance." W'hen she met X.v'"s mother, 
the old woman took Laura bv the 
IkukI .uid said. "I ha\e pia\ed for 31 
years diat you would come back." 

Noe is not a compLiiner; die natu- 
ral optimism diat had once con\inccd 



him that he and Sarah could over- 
come an entire town's entrenched 
racisnr made him downplay, years 
later, the gra\'ity of his worsening di- 
abetes. But by die spiing of 2003 his 
kidneys were shutting down. One 
day in April. Xoe"s doctor told him 
it was time for ciialysis. an outpa- 
tient procedure performed several 
times a week that filters the blood 
artificially. The goal of dialysis is of- 
ten to buy the patient enough time 
for a kidney to be found. But \\'idi 
58.000 .Americans on the waiting hst 
for a transplant, die chances of find- 
ing an organ in time are dismal. 
"Suddenly I realized that he was go- 
ing to die." Laura savs. "Ld finalh" 
found my fadier. and I ^vas about to 
lose him again." 

Instantlv. she volunteered to be 



Noes donor. "Can't I give you a kid 



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she asked. "I'm your daughter 



wouldn't I be a match?" 

Noe was shocked: he urged hi 
daughter to reconsider: "You have t( 
find out the risks— I won't let \ou dc 
anything that puts your health ir 
jeopardy." But Laura ^vas adamant 
"You're my father. Helping yoi 
would be a great blessing to me." 

The rest of Laura's family wasn' 
so sure about that. Gayle Barne; 
\oiced the feai' diey all felt: "WTiat il 
Laura inherits Noes diabetes and she 
needs diat kidney herself some day?" 

The family began to research 
transplants, and what they disccn 
ered was reassuring: Most donors 
suffer no long-term consequence- 
from the surgeiy. For the rest of dieir; 
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tnit alcohol, and avoid certain incd- 
ations, such as ibuprofen. that arc 
ard on kidneys. But Laura had al- 
;ady made many of these lifestyle 
hoices. Virtually a vegetarian. Laura 
,as also a distance runner in 
upreme physical health, an ideal 
andidate for surgery. And should 
he ever need a kidney transplant 
lerself, as a donor she would go to 
he top of the waiting list. 

One other fact about Noe's partic- 
ilar case convinced Laura that she 
vas an ideal candidate for the opera- 
ion-so ideal it seemed to her that 
3od himself was sending a message. 
To be covered under veterans' bene- 
ilts, Noe's transplant had to be per- 
formed at a VA hospital. He was 
assigned to one in Nashville. Tliough 
Noe's other adult daughters offered 



to be tested for compatibility, they 
would have found it dilFicult to take 
the necessary eight weeks off from 
work, later traveling back and forth 
to Nashville for postsurgical care. 
Laura, who had recently quit her job 
to be a full-tmie mom. was the natu- 
ral choice. After a rwo-mondi testing 
process for compatibility, she fmally 
got the go-ahead. 

In every way, the surgery per- 
formed that July was a success. 
Within days, Noe's blood-sugar lev- 
els stabilized, his blood pressure 
dropped, and his energy began to 
return. But the transplant helped 
heal other wounds, too. Noe says 
that his long hospital stay finally 
gave Sarah the chance to apologize 
for disappearing from his life 37 
vears before, and for him to offer his 



forgi\eness. And the transplant also 
helped Lauras adopted mother un- 
derstand her daughters feelings. 
■"' 'ntil this happened. I don't think I 
understood how much love Laura 
was capable of," Gayle says. "Lm so 
proud of her." 

As for Laura, her physical recov- 
ery went more rapidly than anyone 
could have predicted. "By four weeks 
out, she was literally up and run- 
ning," says John. But she wasn't left 
unchanged. "I feel whole, healthier 
than I've ever felt in my life," Laura 
says. "I feel closer to my husband 
and to my children. I feel closer to 
my parents-all of them-than I ever 
dreamed I would be able to feel. 
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about them— may do more than just help you savor 
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restaurant the night 
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women to take part in 
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discussing works of art. 
Afterward, the 
participants were asked 
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partner's hair, clothes, 
shoes, and accessories 
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women did a better job 
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Go on a shopping spree'' Buy a new car? 
At the very least, you'd be very happy, 
right? Yes, but not as happy as you'd be if you 
earned the cash yourself, say researchers at Emory 
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Researchers there monitored the brain activity of 
26 men and women playing a computer game. 
When participants had to press a button to score 



cash, their brain's striatum, a reward center that 
identifies what's important to us, was activated. But 
when the computer doled out money to the 
participants automatically, no matter what their 
performance, the so-calied pleasure center did not 
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Rooms to Disagree 



"No,'" John says, glairing at my latest 
purchase. "Just . . . no." I want to 
sliout and throw them at him. WTiy 
cant I have something in my house 
that makes »ic happy? But I aheady 
know the answer. My husbaiid wants 
to save me from myself. I'm tiding to 
decorate. He"s trying to stage an in- 
tervention. It has alvva)-s been dius. 

The objects in question are two 
plastic lamps shaped like bam owls. 
Tlie light switch is the beak. Plastic 
barn-owl lamps aie not. stricdy speak- 
ing, classy. Yet they filled me with joy. 
as did the collection of wind-up 
Godzillas lining my bookshelves. Ad- 
tnittedl)-. die litde monsters pre\ented 
me from easily reaching my books, but 
dicy had a delightful habit of taking a 
few noisy, mechanical steps by them- 
selves m die middle of die night, thus 
;illowing me to entciiain ni\ diildhood 
belief in poltergeists. i"\\lio \vas wind- 
ing them up.^ Not mcl Spooky!) I 
speak of diese objects in the past ictisc. 
since they've all been tlirovr. out. 
dianks tojolin. .\ow m\ decor is st.aid 
and painfully Godzilla-free. 

I know I ha\-e bad taste. But it is 
m\ bad taste, and I wouldn't inflict it 



on the world at large. Still. John is 
embarrassed. He has this nodon that 
we are adults, and we should have 
adult belongings. Not that Fm criti- 
cizing his taste. His is fine, if you hap- 
pen to live in a castle or a hunting 
lodge. K you li\'e. as I do. in a tiny 
New York apartment, you want to 
keep the hulking Jacobean-style ar- 
nioires and mounted pheasants to a 
minimum. If I don't get to keep my 
plastic owls, he can just donate his 
damn pheasant to the American Mu- 
seum of Natural Histoi"}". 

\\ould someone please tell me 
what other couples do when their 
taste is so v\-ildl}- di\ergent? Does one 
just cede completely to the other? Do 
they each just hole up in separate 
rooms, and put on blinders when 
the}- have to cross the thieshold into 
dieh mate's room? I really don't un- 
derstand the idea of 'compromise" 
when it comes to home decoration, 
because in cases like mine it trans- 
lates into. "\\e bot/i hate this place. " 

In the ongoing nairative of m\- eai- 
K- 40s. tided Jfl^romf to My Midlife Cri- 
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BY JUDITH NEWMAN 



didn't have to consult an\X)ne befr ] 
bringing home a piece of furniture, 
had a stamp-size kitchen and dinin 
room -inth no table, a bedroom wit 
a futon on the floor and a desk f(. 
work, hi the li\"ing room was a coffe 
table of a ^•aguelv Southwestern srvlc 
a chair from my parents' baseme:. 
and. on some days, a Tokay gech 
lounging on the ceiling. I'd bou_ 
him to keep away roaches, and a 
as a fitrther extension of my nascc . . 
Southwestern theme. But I inhabitcc 
the only apartment in Ne^v York Cir 
without a bustling roach population 
So to feed the Tokay. I had to bu^ 
crickets and let diem loose, makini 
my apartment sound on some night- 
like Waltons' Mountain. Apparenih 
at one point I wasn't fast enough u 
replenishing the cricket supply, anc 
the gecko disappeared. I imagine it - 
now eight feet long, albino, and li\ 
ing behind m)- walls. 

Oh. how I long for those da\^ 
Right now I ha^•e to buy a new living- 
room sofa, and I am bitterly pagins 
through the oh-so-nice Potterx- Barn 
catalog, which m}- husband loves. But 
let me tell you this. Soon my 2-}ea! 
old sons will be transitioning from 
cribs to beds. John has found some- 
thing called the American Heritage sc- 
ries, two solid, antiqued wood 
behemoths with proper slats and 
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Marcia, 42. school nurse, Foiiland. 
Oregon; "Susan and I became close 
Iriends in coIlci;c. ami wc botli mar- 
ried our boyfriends shortly after 
<;nadiiarion. Since my husband, Dave. 
ahvavs got along great with her 
spouse. Jeff, we were the perfect 
quartet. Everi after our kids were 
born, the four of us would go out at 
least twice a month. Then, three 
years ago. JefT left Susan for another 
woman. The divorce was awful. It 
came as a shock not just to Susan, 
hut to Dave and nie. We are both still 
angr)' with jefT for the way he acted. 
Anyway. I helped Susan through that 
horrible time as best I could. 

"Fast forward to last year, when 
Susan met Joe on Match.com and 
married him after a two-month en- 
gagement. I stood up for her at the 
wedding, but I already" knew I didnt 
like Joe. Dave and I had gone out 
with the two of them several times. 
Joe is loud and tells dumb jokes, and 
he got sloppy drunk at his own wed- 
ding reception. I have no idea w'hat 
Susan sees in him. and Dave doesn't 
get it, either. When I broached the 
subject, she said they have "chem- 
istry." But the problem is that she 
v\ants the tour of us to go out as of- 
ten as when she was manned to Jeff. 
Even if I were willing. Dave isnt 
thrilled. \o matter how creati\e my 
excuses. Susan is going to figure out 
pretty fast I don"t want to socialize 
widi husband No. 2. Ho\v will our 
Iricndshi}) sur\i\"c ihis."" " 

The counselor's response: "XVIicn- 
ever the cast of characters in i small 
group changes, liie d\ namic shins. 
In a ver\ real sense. Marcia and 
Dave are mourning the loss of Jeff 
and their comfortable foursome. 



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That may be the underlying reason 
that they are unhappy about going 
out with Susan and Joe. Marcia 
seems to have made a sweeping 
judgment of Joe. based on just a few- 
encounters. Of course Joe didn't en- 
dear himself to anyone widi his be- 
ha\ior. but being loud and telling 
bad jokes may reflect nervousness 
over meeting Susan's close friend. 
In any case, Marcia should try to 
see the situation from Susan's point 
of \-iew. Being a di\orcee ^vith chil- 
dren isn't easy, so maybe Joe really 
fills an important role for Susan at 
this point in her life. .Also, it's crucial 
to avoid comparisons with Susan's 
first husband. Over time, a new 
group dynamic might develop- 
different from what they had when 
JefT ^vas in die pictine. but sadsf\-ing 
in its own way. 

"There is a chance, though, that 
Marcia and Dave will find Joe 
unbearable no matter what. This 

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shouldn't prevent Marcia and Susai 
from getting together minus the 
spouses, but Marcia will have tr 
level ^%"ith Susan. Marcia should tell 
her pal that though she isn't chckinp 
with Joe, their friendship is impor 
tant. and she wants to make e\ery 
effort to keep Susan in her life. Ad- 
mittedly, this is painful for Marcia 
to say and for Susan to hear, but 
if the friendship is as deep as it 
sounds, they should be able to go, 
on from there." U 

The story told here is true, although the 
names and other details have been changed 
to conceal identities. The counselor, Kathleen 
A. Brehony, Ph.D.. is the author of Living a 
Connected Life: Creating and Maintaining " 
Relationships That Last, and a licensed 
clinical psychologist with private practices in 
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As an adult. I've experienced deep, 
lich. sometimes e\en complex pleas- 
ures. IVe fallen in love and fallen into 
long, lively conversadons widi quick 
and intelligent friends. I'ye cradled 
babies, comforted toddlers and re- 
cci\ed massive. sadsf\"ing hugs from 
my glowing children. I've drunk fine 
wines and sa\ored gounnet dishes in 
elegant restaiuimts. Believe me. it all 
feels miglm- good. But when it comes 
to experiencing true jov. well, nodiing 
beats doing Superman. 

Here's how it w'orks. My husband 
lies on his back in bed. I stand in 
trout of liim and. with his feet posi- 



doned just so on my bell\-. he Hfts me 
up in the aii- with his legs. If we get 
the balance right. I can let go of his 
hands, put my amis out aliead of me 
and turn my head from side to side, 
just like George Ree\-es in the open- 
ing of the old T\' show. It feels 
ridiculous, and ridiculously fun. and 
it ne\-er. e\-er fails to get me giggling 
like an 8-%"eai-old. 

My Superman moments are pure 
joy. die kind of joy children feel all 
die time and adults experience only 
too rarely. Tap any adult you know, 
no matter how erudite, and watch her 
eyes sparkle as she tells you what 
made her giddy as a kid: sledding, 
riding bikes until dusk, digging into a 
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outdooi showers. "M)' grandparents 
had a beach h' use. and I spent my 
childhood washing off the saltwater 
aiid sand in an outdoor shower," she 
savs. '■Now. when we rent a 
iiouse at the beach. I insist 
that it have one. Nothing 
brings mc back to childhood 
more than showering out- 
side and Uieu drip-dning in 
my robe on the grass." 

There's no denying that 
the education, experience, 
and proper ID required for 
grown-up pleasures are great 
perks of adulthood, but the jo\s of 
childhood-like alfresco showers— are 
incomparably sweet. One reason is 
the nostalgia for a time that was free 
of responsibilit)' and fxill of discoveiy. 
"Childhood was a time of firsts," sa)S 
Edward Hallowell, M.D., a psychia- 
trist in Sudbuiy. Massachusetts, and 
author of The Childhood Root^ of Adult 
Happiiias. Think back: You might re- 
member die fust time you jumped off 
the high board at the pool: the sleeps- 
summer afternoons you spent master- ■ 
ing the art of gliding on vour bike 
without touching the handlebars: or 
the days at the ocean when your 
mother, as mine did, held you in her 
arms as the incoming waves jostled 
you up ;md down. 

Such joys can be e\en greater 
when cxperiencetl as an adult, both 
because they're so rare and because, 
unlike children, we're aware of ho\v 
fleedng thc\ .ue. "ReliMivj; childhood 
joys is a step deeper than experienc- 
ing them for the first time: von ha\c 
to recapture and re create some 
tiling," says Dr. Hallowell. "it can be 



bittersweet-joy mi.xed with sadness, 
Kathv Franklin, a mom and a \'ice 
president at Disney Worldwide Out- 
reach, in Burbank, California, agrees. 
"I know from experience, for in- 
stance, that wanting to dress up like a 
princess morphs quickl)' into wanting 
to wear exacdy die "right" clodies to 
fit in with the cool kids." she says. 

^oys 

an 
J the 
^ buds 
Dne 

The chief advantage childhood 
joNS have over the adult variety is 
that they tend to be primal— they by- 
pass the brain and go straight to the 
heart, the taste buds, or the funny 
bone. They're the uldmate in hving 
in the moment. When I enjoy that 
fine meal, a good part of the e.xperi- 
ence is intellectual. I'm thinking, 
IVhat is that herb I'm tasting in the soup? 
or. The lamb isjabulous. but is it $29.95 
-worth qfJahulousP But when I stick my 
spoon into a jar of Marshmallow 
Fluff, I don't think a thing except, 
Mmmm! Ditto for running: When I 
go for a jog igotta work off the lamb 
and Ruff somehow), I listen to news 
radio on my headset, think about 
my miles, think about my time, 
think think think. But when I race 
ni)- son. or tn- to steal a soccer ball 
from my daughter. I don't tliink at 
all. I just laugh. 

Apart from being an enjoyable es- 
cape, diough. is diere any real reason 
to seek out the silliness of our youth? 
I mean, we've got families and jobs 
and laundrv to do. Must we reallv 



make time for this nonsense? The 
swer is yes. There are benefits ob\i li 
to anyone who regularh- reads nes- 
paper reports of studies confirn 
that happy people are healthier, j 
this past year, for example, a Di 
University Medical Center si 
found, after following heart patu 
for 11 years, that those who hac. 
ported happiness, optin; 
and joy were 20 per^ 
more likeh' to be alive ; 
Q those who had freque. 

;. reponed more negad%"e k 
ings. So. certainly, reintegi - 
ing joy into your Life car. 
O Y good for yoirr health. 

But Dr. Hallowell sugge^ 
the psychological benefi[> 
e\-en more critical. BehaMi: 
■■childislil%-" is not onlv in\-igoratin2:. : 
also reminds you how litde you nt 
to be happy. "Someone once said ha 
piness is not ha\ing what you war 
it's wanting what you have." he sa\ 
"Kids are good at this. They can sho 
us diat all }ou need is to be ali\e i 
find all kinds of excitement." 

.^nd e\en more glorious, reexpei 
encing childhood joys can hel 
reignite our dreams. Sadlv. as our ri 
sponsibilides grow, most of us lose 
bit of the fire of our childhood, thi 
fabulous flame that allowed us t 
imagine doing great and excitin 
things. "There's no reason adult 
ha\e to lose that." says Dr. Hallowel 
who suggests diat a visit to childhoo( 
activities can help revive it. "Mayb' 
vou need to go back in vour mind, o 
even physically go to the street yoi 
played on or the house you lived in 
to get that fire started again." 

So if childhood joys are so good 
and so good for us. then we shouldn' 
wait until they fall into our laps— wi 
should go out and make them hap 
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easy because bein^ around cbildrcn 
provides sueb a clear road map to 
vour own nicinories. The desire to 
share (nn own chiidhoo(i joys-any- 
thing Irom cajinonballiug into the 
swinuiiing pool to pulling Silly Putty 
apart just the riglu way so it makes 
that satislXing pop-gives us an op- 
portunit)- to indulge in them again. If 
you don't have a child of 
your own, borrow one for 
the day. (Most of us parents 
are more than happy to 
oblige any trustworthy adult 
who offers to whisk our 
children off lor a few 
hoius.) Don"t thuik of it as 
baby-sitting, but as having a 
play date. W^hen youve fm- 
ished pushing the swing, 
grab one for yourself and pump. 
baby. pump. Go as high as you can. 
higher than you did when you were 
little and didn't have quite as much 
body weight to propel the swing. 
Now. how does that make you feel.^ 

Tliere are coundess other ways to 
revive the joys of your own early 
days. Start by writing them down, 
says Hallowell. Tlien act: This sum- 
mer, go back to an amusement park 
and ride the teacups, the roller-coaster, 
the merry-go-round. Come fall, head 
to the store and stock up on "school'" 
supphes lor \our olTice. 

You ciui also rediscover what's Rur- 
n\- about being silly. If your sense of 
himior has become a tad sophisticated, 
trade in The .NJtc ]drktr cartoons for 
SpongeBoh SqiuurPiints. Watch as manv 
episodes as it takes to appreciate it. 
As adults, we've vvorked hard to be- 
come discriminating about our enter- 
tainment. Kids don't h^ve that 
self-censoring impulse— thev just let 
the laughs rip. Clearlv. thev're onto 
something, "Childish" humor is es- 
senrial. basic and consistent through 



the ages." says Dr. Hallowell. Go for 
whatever makes you giggle. Drop 
vour oh-so-mature disdain of bath- 
room humor. Shakespeare found flat- 
ulence fimny. so why shouldn't we? 
Go ahead, get that whoopee cushion. 
You know you want it. 

Speaking of whoopee cushions, 
don't underestimate the value of toys 



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Suggest a leisurely bike ride a 
no-prisoners game of Ping-Poni 
he's the competitive t\-pe). or hj 
back to the intimate, comforting 
of being read to bv deciding; oJ 
book you'll read aloud to each ot 
at bedtime. 

And for goodness sake, alone | 
especially with the one you love, 
occasionally for pleasul 
abandoning all thoughts] 



calorie ajid carb counts. C) 
of the finest restaurant- 
New \brk City. The F 
Seasons, understands 
power of die culinarv- di: 
back. There, patrons ce. 
brate special occasions wi 
a big plate of cotton cane 
"People lo\e it." says the : 

for joys. Tliough kids can help you sistant pastrv* chef. John Chang. "I 

uncover the joy buried under years of not something they get to eat ver\- 

adulthood, they're not an absolute 

necessitv. Plav Mad Libs. Parcheesi 



or Pictionai")' widi a gTOup of adults. 

Do include your spouse in this 
project— in fact, take advantage of 
him. Men seem to have ready access 
to their inner child. Maybe it's be- 
cause most of them worry less than 
women do. Whether they're throw- 
ing a child into the air or pointing 
their skis down a precipitous slope, 
men don't automadcally think. Soine- 
oru' lould get hurt! Or maybe it's just 
because they're so famously reluc- 
tant to ever part with their inner 
child. Whatever the reason, tapping palachian Trail or tackle am" of thi 



ten and it brings back a lot of mem 
ries." For me. the memor\- resides 
a rectangle of graham cracker dippc 
in a glass of milk just the rigl 
amount of time (in too long, and ha 
the cookie dissolves). 

How you decide to resimect the jc 
of childhood is. of course, a highly pe 
sonal decision, and one I recommen 
you pm'sue as often as possible. Alon 
the way, as research suggests, you ma 
boost your immune system or protec 
vour heart. Moreover, you mav' decid 
it really isn't too late for you to try t 
wiite a novel, \isit Paris, hike the Ap 



into his juvenile side shouldn't be 
hard. Of course, some guys need 
prompting, parricularly if they're ac- 
customed to acting all grown-up 
aroimd you.^ Stuprise him by pick- 
ing up some squirt guns at the super- 
market and ambushing him one 
afternoon, or by aiming a snowball 
at him this winter, when you know 
he needs a break from shoveling. 



mviiad di"eams you once nurtured anc 
believed could come true. At the ver 
least, as vou rediscov'er your ovvii vei 
sion of Superman, you'll giggle ant 
grin like a litde kid. which, when voi 
diink about it. is plenty. C 



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—Nichole Hamilton, 
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blond, with light pieces in die 
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the drastic color changes to 
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\-our natural color." says 
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If you think it's impossible 
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"Tlie\ 're great for quick 
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eyebrows.-' Let them be! 
"E\ei"\'one"s bro\s-s are 
namraUy darker than their 
hail." says Giselle. "D\ing 
tliem often looks aniGcial." 
Listead. ay thinning them for 
a lighter feel, says Pen^izzi. 



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If you want bold highlights: L'Oreel 
Feria Colour Strands QuickShimmer 
Highlights ($9.99) develops in 20 
minutes and has four shades of brush- 
on blond to choose from. 

If you want subtle highlights: Try Clairo 

Natural Dimensions Highlighting Kit 
($11), which gives you a color-depositing 
wand for sun-kissed strands 

If you want all-over color: Gamier 100% 
Color Intense Gel Creme Color ($7.29) 
gives intense, long-lasting color that's 
simple to ^ply, thanks to a no-drip gel- 
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If you want semi-permanent color: 
Hennalucent Semi-Permanent Hair Color 
($4.75) in Blush Blonde adds strawberry 
tones to blond or light brown hair and 
lasts six weeks. 

If you want very temporary color: Try 
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'-^ Pick a blond that's two shades lighter than your natural 

color, as Pptnzzi recommends above. If your hair is 
medium to dark brown, choose warm shades of butter or 
caramel (think Jennifer Aniston). Lighter brunets and dark 
blonds should pick colors that are more strawberry (like 
Drew Barrymore) or ash-toned (like Gwyneth Paltrow). 

Choose a formula that suits your needs. Use a 
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permanent dye for an all-over, more dramatic change. 

Ensure that the color will take (and that the shade is 
■'.- what you're looking for) by testing it on a strand from 
underneath your hair 

Comb your hair thoroughly to detangle. then part 
"^ normally. 

^i_ Follow directions exactly, even if you consider 
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Before the Heart Protection Study was complete. 
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women who are nursing or pregnant or who may 
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people who are allergic to any ingredients of ZOCOR. 
Unexplained muscle pain or weakness could be a 
sign of a rare but serious side effect and should be 
reported to your doctor right away. Your doctor may 
do blood tests before and during treatment with 
ZOCOR to check for liver problems. To avoid serious 
side effects, discuss with your doctor medicine or 
food you should avoid while on ZOCOR. 

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DRUG. THIS ADVERTISEMENT OOFS NOT TAKE THE PLACE OF CAREFUL DISCUSSIONS 
WITH YOUR DOCTOrt. 0»i V YCUR DOCTO R HAS THE TRAINING TO WEIGH THE RISKS 
AND BENEFITS Or A PRESCRTpTION DRUG FOR YOU. 



USES OF ZOCOR 

ZOCOR IS ,1 !' ; J /'' 'J;u() Ihdi .i i!-c!:cji»'^ .i .- r:M:i.jn lo diet lo' many patients with tiigh ctiolestetof 
For pdiie.iis at niali risk ol cn'innafy \mi' fl'^--;' " ■' iDi because ot existing hear! disease diabetes, vascular 
'lisease ,'n iiisioci ,1 stioi.^ /OCOP i' ■Kiitiiti.! .nong witn diet to reduce the risk ol death by -educing coro- 
iHiv (iL.iitv i."lii.>; iht^ :ist n; hean iV.r- va .stroke and reduce the need for revascutanzaticn procedures 

WHEN 70C0R SHOULD NOT Be USED 

Some p eople sti'iu I d_ri oj U'^ • Z.CQR Discuss this with your doc tor 

ZOCUH sIk.i: I !i.;t tc used by patients who are allergic to any ol its ingredients In addition to the active ingte- 

dieni simvasldtin. each tablet contains the lollowmg inactive ingredients cellulose, lactose, magnesium 

slearaie, iron oxides, talc, titanium dioxide, and starch Bulylated hydroxyaniscle is added as a preservative 

Patients with liver problems: ZOCOR should rot he iis"'^ t-v patients with active hver disease or repeated 

tiiiKiil tHsi lesuils indicating possible liver proble" ■- ,', --'JNGS ) 

Women who are or may become pregnant; - -,: ji ,•, .ren should not take ZOCOR because it may 

liiiiT the teiiis Women ol chlldbearing age should not take ZOCOR unless it is highly unlikely 

that they will become pregnant. It a wunun does become pregnant while on ZOCOR, she should step 

tHkinq the drug and laih lo her doctor at once 

Women who are breast-leeding should not take ZOCOR 

WARNINGS 

Muscle: Tell your doctor right away if you experience any unexplained muscle pain, tender- 
ness, or weakness at any time during treatment with ZOCOR so your doctor can decide it 
ZOCOR should be stopped. Some patients may have muscle pain or weakness while taking 
ZOCOR. Rarely, this can include muscle breakdown resulting In kidney damage. The risk ot 
muscle breakdown is greater in patients taking certain other drugs along with ZOCOR: 

• Cyclosporine. Itraconazole, ketoconazole. erythromycin, clarithromycin. HIV protease 
inhibitors, the antidepressant nelazodone. or large quantities ot grapefruit juice (>1 quart 
daily), particularly with higher doses of ZOCOR. 

• Gemfibrozil particularly with higher doses ol ZOCOR. 

• Other lipid lowering drugs (other librates or >1 g/day ol niacin) that can cause myopathy 
when given alone. 

• Amiodarone or verapamil with higher doses of ZOCOR. 

The risk ot muscle breakdown is greater at higher doses ot simvastatin. 

Because the risk ol muscle side effects is greater when ZOCOR is used with the products 

listed above, the combined use of these products should be avoided unless your doctor 

determines the benefits are likely to outweigh the increased risks. 

The dose of ZOCOR should not exceed 10 mg daily in patients receiving gemfibrozil. The 

combined use of ZOCOR and gemfibrozil should be avoided, unless your doctor determines 

that the benefits outweigh the increased risks of muscle problems. Caution should be used 

when using ZOCOR with other librates or niacin because these can cause muscle problems 

when taken alone. 

No more than 10 mg/day ol ZOCOR should be taken with cyclosporine. 

The combined use ol verapamil or amiodarone with doses above ZOCOR 20 mg should be 

avoided unless your doctor determines the benefits outweigh the increased risk of muscle 

breakdown. 

Your doctor should also carefully monitor lor any muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness, 
particularly during the initial months of therapy and If the dose ot either drug is Increased. 
Your doctor also may monitor the level ol certain muscle enzymes in your body, but there is 
no assurance that such monitormg will prevent the occurrence of severe muscle disease. 
The risk ol muscle breakdown is greater In patients with kidney problems or diabetes. 

II you have conditions that can increase your risk of muscle breakdown, which in turn can 
cause kidney damage, your doctor should temporarily withhold or slop ZOCOR. Also, smce 
there are no known adverse consequences of briefly stopping therapy with ZOCOR. treatment 
should be stopped a lew days belore elective major surgery and when any major acute 
medical or surgical condition occurs. Discuss this with your doctor, who can explain these 
conditions to you 

Liver: About 1°o of patients who took ZOCOR in clinical trials developed elevated levels of 
some liver enzymes, ^r'ev:; ,■■ ■■..;-.-->e "r-eises ..stain nad n: s.~:::~5 le.ate; Asrcnrv~?s 

usually returned to norrriai levels when tt-e-ac;. iMth ZOCOR ms stopped 

III the ZOCOR Survival Studv, the number o' patr'Hs with more than 1 liver enzyme level elevation to greater 
Ihan 3 times the normal uoper iim ■ was no ■: ••:--: ce-.'.^e" t^e ZOCOR ano placeDo groups Only 8 patients 
on ZOCOR ana 5 en place re disce-'rinued theraov e,:e :>; •„,. .aied liver er'z^'me levels Patients were started 

on 20 mg of ZOCOR .:-: ene r 'e had then uose crite :: 40 mg 

Your doctor should perforin routm; Mood tests to c.isck these enzymes before you start treat- 
ment with ZOCOR and thereafter when clinically ind.cated. Patients titrated to the 80-mg dose 
should receive an additional test at 3 months and pt'odically thereafter (eg. semiannually) 

for the first year of treatment. ' vour r";\-e evj,} \-:; ,, ,,-„• -;:-i' s-;ji: :-:e- meie hecuer 
:"s's 't V'\.- 1 ;■•■ ■? ■:'.■■" -,■; < -e"i^ - unusja'ii <- 7.- jee' ae^::' sn'e c c^seeTCmue vo-r medicaiion 
Tell your doctor about any liver disease >oii mav nave nad m tr. :as' ano about how mucn alcohol you 
consume ZOCOR should tre used witn caul jn m p.^'^nts who consun-e :''g? amounts ot alcohol 

PRECAUTIONS 

Drug Interactions: Secajse o' possible sencus coia nteraciicns t is imporant to ten your dixtor what 
olher drugs you ate lading including those obtai-ed withoj; ■ p-escnotion You should aiso tell Ottwr doctors 



v*ho are prescribing a new medicine for you tna: yoj are acng ZOCOR' (sirruestalih). ZOCOR C£' 
the following: 

• itfacor.azoie 

• Ketoconazole 

• Erythromycin 

• Clarithromycin 

• HIV protease inhibitors 

• Nefazodone 

• Cyclosporine 

• La'ge quantities ol grapefruit juice (>i qierl daily) 

The risk of myopathy is also inaeased &>■ gemfibrozil and to a lesser extent other fibratss and n i 

acid) (>i g/day) 

The risk ot muscle breakdown is increased with ottier crugs: 

• AmioOarone 

• Verapamil 

Some patients taking lipid-iow?ring agents simitar to ZOCOR and coumarm anticoagulants (a :,. . * 
thinner) have experienced bleeding a.nd.'or inaeases blood dotting time. Patients taking these rr 
should have thei' blood tested before starting tfterany with ZOCOR and should continue to'tK monit 

Central Nervous System Toxicity: Canter, Mutations. Impairment of Fertility: L Ke most 

tian 3-.JCS, ZCCOR was lecu 'ee :: ce trsie: ;- ar -la s K're : ws ~a'ke;eo tor human use Of 
tests we.'e oss.gnea to acnieve rignei drug co'-cenfations than numans achieve at recommended o 
some tests, the animals had damage to the nerves in the central nervous system In studies of mice \ 
doses ol ZOCOR, the iikei.hood of certain types cf cancerous tumors increased No evidence ol mut 
or damage :o genetic rratenai has been seen. In 1 study with ZOCOR, there was decreased fenility in n 

Pregnancy: Pregnant women should not take ZOCOR t)9cause it rrey harm tr>e fetus 

Safety m preonahcv has no: been established . In studies with lipid-iowering agents similar to ZOC( 
have been rare reports of birth defects o' the skeleton and digestive system Therefore, women of chilr 
age should not take ZOCOR unless it is highly unlikely they wil, become pregnant li a woman does 
P'egnan; while taking ZOCOR, she should stop taking the drug anc talk to her doctor at once It 
ingredient of ZOCOR did not cause birth de'^ in rats at 3 lirnes the human dose or in rabbits at 3 1 
r^can .::se r 

Nursing Mothers: D'ugs taken by nursing mothers may t)e present in their breast milk, Becaus 

r itentiai for serious adverse reactions m nursing infants, a woman taking ZOCOR should not breast-fe 
'.VHEN ZOCOR SHOULD NOT BE USED) 

Pediatric Use: ZOCOR is not recom.mended for children or patients under 10 years of age 

Geriatric Use: Higher blood lerels of active drug were seen m elderly patients (70-78 years of ag 

carea a t^- younger patients i18-30 years of age) in 1 study In other studies, the cholesierol-lowerint 
,:' ZOCOR were at least as great in elderly patients as in younger patients, anc there were no overai 
ences m safety between elderly and younger patients over the 20-80 mg/day dosage range, 01 the 
0* myopathy/rhabdomyolysis among 10.269 patents on ZOCOR in another study 4 were aged 65 ( 
at baseline) 1 of whom was over 75 

SIDE EFFECTS 

fklcs; patients ;jle'ate treatment with ZOCOR well however, likeali prescription drugs, ZOCOR can cai 
effects, ano seme ot them can be serious. Side effects that do occur are usually mild and short-live 
vour doctor can neiah the risks versus the benefits ol any prescription drug . In clinical studies with 2 
less than 1 5% ot patients drooped out of the studies because of Side effects In 2 large, 5-year ! 
patients taking ZOCOR experienced similar side effects to those patients taking placebo (sugar pills) S 
:r^e sice effects that have been reported with ZOCOR or related drugs are listed below This list is not coi 
Bi sj'e lo 5s^ >'Oui doctor about side ettecis before takmo ZOCOR and to discuss any side effects that 

Digestive System: Constipation, diarrhea, upset stomach, gas, heartburn, stomach pain/cramps, an 
loss of appetite, nausea, inflammation of the pancreas, hepatitis, laundice, fatty changes m the live 
arely severe liver damage and failure, cirrhosis, and liver cancer. 

Muscle. Skeletal: Muscle cramps aches, pain, and vreakness: loint pain: muscle breakdown. 

Nervous System: Dizziness, tieadache, insomnia, tingling, memory loss, damage lo nerves causing 

-rss a-o.cr loss ol sensation and/or abnormal sensations, anxiety, depression, tremor, loss ol bi 

Dsychic disturbances. 

Skin: Rash, itching, hair loss, dryness, nodules, discoloration 

Eye/Senses: Blurred vision, altered taste sensation, progression of cataracts, eye muscle weakness. 

Hypersensitivity (Allergic) Reactions: On rare occasions, a wide variety o! symptoms havi 
■f::"e: te occur eitnei alone O' togethe' 'h groups (referred to as a syndrome) that appeared to be ba 
3: cig-c-rype reactions, wmch may rarely be fatal These have included 1 or more of the following; a 
esneralized reaction that may include shortness ol breath, wheezing, digestive symptoms, and low blooi 
sure and even shock; an allergic reaction with swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and/or throat with di 
SAallowing or breathing, symptoms mimicking lupus ia disorder in which a person's immune systei 
attack parts of his or her own body), severe muscie and blood vessel inflammation, sometimes includm 
cruises; various disorders ot blood cells (that could result m anemia, infection, or blood clotting pro 
:r abnormal blood tests; inflamed or painful joints; hives; fatigue and weakness; sensitivity lo sunlight 
chiHs, flushing; difficulty breathing, and severe skin disorders that vary from rash to a serious bu 
shedeing of skin all over the body, including mucous membranes such as the lining of the mouth 

Other: Loss ol sexual desire, breast enlargement, impotence 

Laboratory Tests: Liver function test abnormalities including elevated alkaline phosphatase and bll 

tr"voi; 'un.^'er at:-normalities, 

NOTE: This summary provides important information about ZOCOR. It you would like 
information, ask your doctor or pharmacist to let you read the prescribing informatio 
then discuss it with them. 



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THE TOP FOUR 
MAKEUP ESSENTIALS 

1. Facial primer. Makeup artists insist 
that primers, applied after moistur- 
izer and before foundation, not only 
make the rest of your makeup glide 
on more smoothly, but also keep 
your look fresh for hours. So for days 
where an extra shot of ooh-la-la is a 
must, primer is worth the extra effort. 

2. Foundation. Love it or hate it, 
foundation is the cornerstone of a 
well-executed makeup look. But con- 
trary to what you've always heard, 
you don't need to slather it on like a 
mask. Only dramatically uneven skin 
needs complete coverage. "Concen- 



trate foundation only on the areas 
that need some balancing out, such 
as your nose, chin and forehead," 
says Marco Castro, national makeup 
artist for Nars. 

3. Concealer. Concealers, which are 
thicker than foundations, can cover a 
multitude of imperfections, including 
blemishes, redness around the nose 
and chin, and undereye circles. "Dark 
circles can age you so much and even 
make your eye makeup look ashy or 
gray," says Levi Rollins, director of 
education for Laura Mercier. To cover 
up particularly dark undereye circles, 
makeup artist Irish McEvoy advises 
choosing thick concealer with a dry 



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texture. Before applying, dot on a 
thin layer of moisturizing eye cream, 
she says, since that will help the con- 
cealer glide on smoothly. Avoid plac- 
ing concealer over fine lines (this will 
only accentuate them) and don't for- 
get about the inner corner of the eye, 
near the bridge of your nose. "Blend 
well by dabbing it on with your fin- 
gertip, rather than rubbing in; this will 
actually give you more coverage," ex- 
plains McEvoy. Use the same tech- 
nique on blemishes and other spots. 
4. Loose powder. "If you use loose 
powder after foundation and con- 
cealer, you'll need to touch up less 
later," says Castro. First, dip a puff or a 
sponge (see good choices on page 89) 
into the powder, tap off the excess and 
carefully press it onto the skin. Pay ex- 
tra attention to those areas that tend 
to get shiny later on, namely the fore- 
head, nose and chin. While applying 
powder with a big, fluffy brush is cer- 
tainly quicker, the dab-and-press tech- 
nique gives you a more finished look. 
(Save that brush for ridding the face of 
any extra powder instead.) Finally, re- 
member that it's crucial to use loose 
powder, not pressed powder, to set 
your makeup. According to Castro, 
pressed powder is not fine enough to 
cover pores evenly. 

CREAMY CHEEKS 

Your "canvas" is now set and it's time 
to bring your face to life. For this, we 
need blushes— and bronzers, too! In 
fact, bronzers are a year-round sta- 
ple, since they not only bring warmth 
to the face but also can be used for 
contouring. Use a bronzer on its own, 
or layer underneath blush. Generally, 
liquid and cream blushes can be ap- 
plied with your fingers, while powder 
blush and bronzer require a brush— 
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THE PERFECT FINISH 

The right brushes can make or breai 
your look. Here's how to choose the 
best ones. 

For foundation: A foundation brush 
is great for blending the base into 
the skin and getting into the smaller 
nooks and crannies of the face. 
Makeup artists recommend using a j 
brush when applying stick or cream 
foundation (which tends to be thick- 
er and needs that extra touch). 

Some makeup artists prefer a sim- 
pler tool: their fingers. "Fingertips 
warm the foundation, which helps 
ease application," says makeup artist 
Sue Devitt, founder of Sue Devitt 
Studio makeup. Sheer formulas, such 
as tinted moisturizers, need only 
your fingers. 

For concealer The best concealer 
brushes have nylon bristles, which 
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nd dot onto any dark areas. This 
echnique is especially important 
vhen covering a blemish, as these 
.pots are too small to cover with your 
ingers. Remove excess with a sponge 
jnd set with powder. 
For loose powder: A big, fluffy brush 
IS your best bet for sweeping away 
excess powder from your face. In a 
pinch, you can also apply your blush 
with it. 

For blush: The best blush brushes are 
made of animal hair, which helps 
grab and distribute the powder even- 
ly. Start by stroking the brush over 
the blush, tap off the excess and lay 
the brush flat on the apples of the 
cheeks, bringing it across to the 
cheekbone. A fan brush, meanwhil 
lightly deposits just a touch of col 
to the face. It's also ideal for high- 
lighting under the brows. Lastly, an 
angled brush fits right under your 
cheekbones, for extra definition. 
For bronzer: The combination of a 



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tles makes the bronzer brush a 
must-have. The handle gives you a 
good grip, while the bristles pick up 
a generous amount of color. After 
tapping off any excess, sweep it all 
over your face. 



TOOLS OF THE TRADE 

1 Nars Eye Brightener, $22. 2 Shu 
Uemura UV Under Base, $30. 

3 Pout Foundation in Biscuit, $30. 

4 Lancome Foundation Sponge, 
$6. 5 Laura Mercier Eye Basics in 
Linen, $22. 6 Body & Soul No. 8 
Foundation Brush, $25. 

7 Essence of Beauty Sponge, 
$2.99. 8 Beauty Strokes Wet/Dry 
and Concealer Brush, $9.95. 
9 Sephora Sponge, $6 for a set of 
eight. 10 Victoria's Secret Mosaic 
Blushing Powder in Mosaic Spice, 
$17.50. 11 Skin Alison Raffaele 
Kabuki Powder Brush, $50. 

12 Bobbi Brown Blush Brush, $40. 

13 MAC #150 Large Powder 
Brush, $40. 14 T. LeClerc Loose 
Powder in Banane Argentee, 
$45. 15 BECCA Bronzer/Shlmmer 
Fan Brush, $35 




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ELEGANT EYES 
We all covet attention-grabbing 
eyes. Here's how to get 'em, in the 
blink of a you-know-what. 

1. Apply a lid color 
Set the stage for the rest of your ey 
makeup with either a light shade 
(great for day), or a darker one (idf 
for a night out). Start on your lid j 
work shadow up to your crease.' 

2. Contour your eyelid 
Lay shadow in your eye crease in a 
slightly darker shade than the lid 
color for depth. Make eyes appear 
larger by extending the color towarc 
your temples. "Apply shadow inatx 
cular motion," says Castro, "not bad 
and forth, which looks unnatural.' 

3. Draw the right line 
Makeup artists prefer to line eyes wit 
eyeshadow for a subtle look with 
staying power. Pencils, though dra- 
matic, can smear easily. Buff any hare 
edges with a cotton swab. 

4. Top it all off with fantastic lashes 
Where would a polished makeup * 
look be without full lashes? Nowhei«> 
that's where! Makeup artists still 
adore eyelash curlers, and when lastt 
es are topped by primer and mas- 
cara, the effect is downright 
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iSCIOUS LIPS 
u're near the finish line, so what 
tter way to end your makeup les- 
n than with a sexy smacker? A 
autifully defined mouth— whether 
a dark color or a light gloss— ties 
ur whole look together. Here, a few 
)s for getting luscious lips: 
p liner: Liner helps define your lips 
id hold your lipcolor in place. And 
ith the intense popularity of lip 
OSS, which can wear off in minutes, 
)liners are especially helpful. Rollins 
■commends that you stay within the 
atural contour of your lip shape. 
Vou can enlarge the lip size," he 
ays, "but don't change the shape." 
lake sure to line the lips in a color 
nat matches your lipstick, or cover 
our top and bottom lip with a pencil 
1 a neutral shade, and top it with col- 
)r afterward. Whatever you do, don't 
9t the liner outline remain visible! 
When the lipliner shows, it looks like 
'ou forgot a step," cautions Jeni Lee, 
1 makeup artist in Cincinnati. 

THE PERFECT FINISH 
Your eyes and lips will be dazzlers 
with the right brushes. 
For base color: Look for an eye- 
shadow brush with a thick, compact, 
almost flat head, which will give you 
an even distribution of color. 
For contouring: The narrow head and 
long bristles of a contouring brush 
fit nicely in the crease of your eye, 
making this step a breeze. You can 
also use this brush to blend away any 
hard edges and avoid seeing where 
the lid color ends and the contour 
color begins. 

For lining: A good liner brush has a 
narrow, stiff edge that you can press 
into a dark shadow and then care- 
fully press it onto the lash line. (Hold- 



ing your eyelid up with your finger is 
helpful.) You'll be impressed with the 
defined coverage it delivers. Use it 
wet for even stronger color. 
For filling in the lips: A makeup 
artist won't leave home without a 
good lip brush, and for good reason: 
Applying lip colors with a brush 
ensures that coverage will be even 
and consistent. (This is especially 
important when applying dark lip- 
sticks.) Most lip brushes are similar, 
but look for one with a retractable 
head, which is great for makeup 
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President George Bush and Mrs. Rush 

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the American spirit, the meaning of 

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The Bushes' Prairie Chapel Ranch and its 1,600 acres in 
Crawford. Texas, is a peaceful, pretty, understated place. 
The big sky is cornflower blue and cloudless, the cool air 
faintly musical with birdcalls. From the simple, cement 
porch, outfitted with Adirondack chairs, you can see a small 
man-made lake, ringed by bluebonnets (the state flower), 
and a sprinkling of red poppies and hidian paintbrushes. 
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Tire First Couple met with Ladies' 
Home Joiinial on April 8, 2004. the 
Thursday before Easter and the day 
that National Security Advisor Con- 
doleezza Rice was testif)'ing in front 
of the 9-1 1 Commission. The)- were 
rela.xed: being on home turf seems 
likeh' part of the reason. The rooms 
we saw at the ranch are serene and 
sophisticated: In a sitting room, there 
are moss-green fabric couches and 
sisal rugs over cool, cement floors; 
on the giay walls, framed line draw- 
ings of Spanish and Mexican horse- 
men tliroughout histor\'. 

The interview takes place inside 
the breezeway. and we sit on cush- 
ioned rattan chairs around a striped 
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glass on either end of the room, so 
one can see the property stretching 
in back and in front. Behind us is a 
dining-room table for 12, set with tall 
wrought-iron candelabras. The Presi- 
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Horn'-' j^ ■ >' Arc there Easter 
traditions that happen here that you 
might share with its? 

A family get-together. 
President Busli. number 41. Barbara 
Bush, and die girls will be here. My 
motiicr's aheady here. And of course 
we go to church at one of the big mil- 
itary bases [Fort Hood], where there 
are a hirsje number of men and 
women who have been deployed to 
Iraq and Afghanistan. 
President BL!?h; One of our tradi- 
tions is we come home. V\t come to 



what Barbara's going to do. She has a 
lot of interests. 
5 a I >.' a t D Among them? 
' ■ ; ^ ; Shes maybe mterested in 
doing AIDS work, with an AIDS foim- 
dadon; she doesn't kjiow which one. 
5 ; a tors: This is probably your 
last campaign together, and I wonder 
if that makes it a particularly poignant 
moment for both of you. 
~ esiocr.r BuSi"' That's an interest- 
ing question. I think it will be. Be 
somewhat nostalgic. The truth of the 
matter is we spent our first year of 
marriage on the campaign trail. And 
this is the last campaign. 



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our house. 

Mrs. Bush: We love to come home for 
Easter, because it's such a magnificent 
time of year with the bluebomiets. 
Salvatore: This looks like quite the 
setting for an Easter-egg himt. 
■•Irs. Bush: We won't be doing it to- 
day. Our girls have outgrown it. 
Salvatore Speaking of the giiis. do 
you fantasize about the time when 
there'll be little grandchildren run- 
ning around the ranch? 
President Bush: Yes. ma'am. 
^'rb. Bush: This big tree out here 
looks perfect for a picnic with grand- 
cliildren underneath it. 
S'^ivator? Could \-ou update us on 
the gii'ls' plans? 

M ;. ~L i We're \ery proud of 
diem. The\'ve had \er%- disuniniished 
college careers. [Jama and Barbara 
BiLi/i. both 22. graaiuitt'd in Mav.] Tliey 
iirc going to wait to get jobs till after 
die election, but Jetina's still ven- in- 
terested in teaching, knd we'll see 




In April, President Bush jogged with 
Staff Sgt. Michael McNaughton, 33, who 
lost a leg fighting in Afghanistan 

Salvatore. Biings back memories? 
President Bush: It does. It does. It's 
just a part of our life togedier. .And 
it'll really mean the end of a chapter 
of a life. Because I plan on being the 
President for four more year's and at 
diat point in time I'U pursue different 
tilings and we'll do it together. 
Saivatore: Do you think you'U do 
things differendy on this campaign? 
President Bush: I think it's impor- 



tant for Laura to be out there wh 
out me because she is such a strac 
advocate for what we're trying to c 
and if we're both together it's nc ; 
good utilization of her time. S . 
hope she spends more time on ,t 
campaign trail alone. 
'-^^'S. Bus- Although at the enc 1 
lo^■e to travel with the President fe- 
cause it is a really sweet time ii 
both of us. Like the President saj. 
we spent the first year of our m-- 
ried life in the car by ourselves dr' 
ing\ip and dov%-n the panhandle A 
west Texas. It's a great way to geto 
know your ne\v husband. 

55, . 5:c e: WTio's the betir 

driver? 

[Tlirf pouit to each other simultu.- 

She is. 
ouSi'i. He is. 
.-iident Bush: We've car- 
paigned enough together > 
kno\N' that \"ou give it vour a, 
and there's something comfor 
ms about 2i\in2; it vour all. t 
gether. and then rehing on d 
\sill of the people. And at tf| 
\er\" end of a campaign, if yd 
have put your heart and sot 
into it. you know that there 
nothing left to be done. An 
dien you setde back. It's fun t 
enjoy those aspects of the cam, 
paigii with somebody you lovt' 
It's hard right at this point i: 
time to think about that happening 
because we've got a long way to go. \ 
; Mrs. Bush, as you cam. 

paign. what is the most importan 
diing you want the American peopli 
to know^ about your husband? 
^'-s. Bus'^: Well, of course I knov 
him in a way that nobody else does 
and I \vant people to have the chance 
to know him like I know him. I know: 
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ly. I know how disciplined he is. I 
low how steady he is. I know how 
rong he is. And this job is not for 
e faint of heart, there's no doubt 
)Out that. Really requires a lot of 
rength. especially in the challenging 
Ties like we have. 

resident Bush: I want people to 
low that I'm a wise man because I 
iked Laura to marry me. Seriously, 
's a part of who I am. Wlien people 
;e her compassion, her warmth, her 
eadiness, her calm, her intelligence, 
lat is a way to help define me to 
omebody who generally gets her 
loint of view from 15 seconds on a 
lewscast. 

•Irs. Bush: But also, politics is a 
amily business. If somebody in the 
amily is in elected office, then every- 
)ne is involved in some way. 
jalvatore: Mr. President, what do 
/Qu know now about being president 
hat you didn't know before, that you 
vould like to tell your younger self? 
^resident Bush: I didn't know a war 
rtfas coming. I knew it was going to 
oe a lot of work and a tough job. 
And I accept that and enjoy that. I 
enjoy making decisions, and I knew 
it was gonna be a decision-making 
experience. I didn't realize Washing- 
ton was going to be so bitter. Austin 
[wlwre the Bushes lived when he wcis gov- 
ernor of Texas] wds not a bitter place. It 
was a place where Democrats and 
Republicans could get along pretty 
well and look after the state's inter- 
ests. Washington turns out to be a lot 
different town than I envisioned it to 
be. I think it's a lot of zero-sum poli- 
tics there. I'm not pointing the fmger 
at anybody, I'm just telling you what 
it is. But one thing's for certain: 
When I look back at it, I'm glad I 
ran, and it's been a fantastic cxpcri 
ence for both of us. It's been an op- 
portunity to spread freedom and 



peace, an opportunity to put policies 
in place that will leave behind the 
likelihood that people are going to be 
prosperous, and that's really impor- 
tant. I've enjoyed it. I really have. 
Saivatore Do you think presidents 
ought to be able to hold office for as 
long as they could be elected.-' 
Presioenr. Busn; No. 
Saivatore: So you would not be in- 
terested in rumiing for a third term if 
\ou could? 

/jident Bush: Not at all. I thmk 
two terms is plenty. I think in a 
democracy it's important that there 
be change and turnover. I tliink there 
are plenty of people with capable 
ideas. Tliere's something refreshing 
about change in leadership. And 
there's somethin£r also verv refresh- 
ing about knowing that change in 
leadership will come after having 
spent a lot of time trying to convince 
voters that you're the right person. 

Mrs. Bush, where do 
vou feel you've taken the role of Fiist 
Lady in the first four years and 
where do you want to take it in the 
next four if you are. in fact, in the 
White House as:ain? W^hat would 
you like your legacy to be about? 

Bush: About education. That's 
my lifelong interest. I made a decision 
to be a teacher when I was in the sec- 
ond grade. I like children. I like to be 
around cliildren. And I want the veiy 
best for American children. I also 
think diat educadon is the single most 
important factor in making sure our 
world is free, that our countn,' is pros- 
perous, and that oui people can live 
sausf\ing lives. And so that's what I 
would hope people would remember 
me for-my interest in the idea of life- 
long learning, not just for children, 
but for everyone. 

President Bush I ;dso think she'll be 
remembered because during the at- 



tacks on our countr)', Laura v\as such 
i!m and reassuring voice to people. 
She encouraged people to talk to their 
children during this very traumatic 
time. 1 also know tlie effect she's had 
on women in places like Afghanistan, 
and my hope would be in the second 
term that the situation would be such 
that Laura could go to Afghanistan 
and speak to the millions of women 
who know that she cares about dieir 
freedom and rise above some tradi- 
tions that kept them essentially en- 
slaved to a backward philosophy. She 
one time did the presidendal address 
by radio, speaking to Afghan women, 
and the response was really powerful. 
I can't tell you the number of people 
who've gone to Afghanistan, not the 
least among them Karen Hughes 
[Counselor to the PresiehitJ, and diey say 
that people are really anxious for 
Laura to go because she represents 
such a strong symbol of the best of 
America. 

Mr. Piesident. \ou men- 
tioned before the difficiildes of die job, 
and I know professionals who have 
stress on the job, and one of the things 
that happens is that they have trouble 
sleeping. And so we're anxious to 
know, how do you sleep at night? 
- 'esiaeni Bush: There's a lot of 
pressure to the job, but I take great 
comfort in my faith, and in the love 
of my family, which helps deal with 
the stress and the burden )ou cany. I 
also e.xercise a lot. about six times a 
week, and that bums off a lot of the 
tension. And it turns out if you work 
out really hard at the age of 57. it tires 
you out. I've been sleeping well— I re- 
alh' ha\e been. Sometimes I don't. 

What do you do when 
M>Li i.int sleep? 

Grit it out. I lie in 
bed. I'm not one of these guys who 
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But a bad sleep lor me is 6 '2 hoins as 
opposed to 7' 'hours. 
Snlv Some questions about 

the eliaraetcr of the American people 
for boih of you. W'liat one feature 
do \()u find the most distressing 
about Anuric^m cultine today, and 
ihe most noble? 

firs. Bush: Well, the most noble is 
how generous, how decent. Anieri- 
cans are. I met with a group of 
Afsfhan teachers who lived in Nebras- 
ka. The University of Nebraska has a 
big Middle Eastern department, so 
they had Afghan women come to 



you both think about the generation shift. I like to call it the ushering il 
that your daughters belong to. what the responsibihty era. I think 
contribution do you think they will ul- generation is very likely to be pa 
timateh' make to the American fabric? that cultural shift. 
Xs B .sn: I know that they're ver\- Salvatore: You may know 
idealistic. I know that they %\ant to Ladies' Horm Journal is the maga 
do good things for theii- countn,- and of the "Can This Marriage] 

Saved?" column. Do you reco? 

that tide? 



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are about to graduate college that all Mrs. Bush: Surel Of course, he p:l 

of them want to make a good impact abh" doesn't, 

on their coinuiy and the world and Salvatore: It's a 51-year-old oi 

they want to help in whate\er wa}' umn. And we profile only mani,;:: 

they can. They are not particularly thai have been saved- 

materialistic. maybe because they President Bush: Really? 

giew up witli a lot of affluence them- Salvatore: -because that's w'a 

people learn fi-om. | 

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President Bush: Sure. | 

Salvatore: But it also sccb 1 

clear that the 50 percent u i 

\'orce rate is prett\' much h\t 1 

to stay. I'm wondering if '.|u J 

could both address what \|u 1 

sehes. One good example is the huge think is dii\'ing that? j 

number of yoimg people who apply President Bush: The first thin^I 

to Teach for America, so many that thought of when you said, "Cai 

they ha\"e to turn dowii a huge num- marriage be saved? " is. )"Ou know. 

ber of \ ery qualified young people marriages require w^ork. I mean, m 

who want to teach in inner cities or liages need to be saved nearly e\ tv 

inidersei~\-ed schools. day. Seriously! I mean, it is an accoi- 

1 diink one of the modation. It is a determination 1 

biggcsi Lufierences is that diis genera- make a sacrifice for something diat^ 

tion wants to figure out what the\" enduring. Its work. I haven't sea 

want to do earlier. The baby studies about why there's divorc, 

boomers were a little more "go widi but it's got to be to a certain e.xtei 

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the fiow" types. I also think if the that some people just aren't wiUing » 

baby-boomer parents do their job. make the commitment to maket 

tliis generation can be a part of help- work. A perfect marriage is a ma- 

ing to define a "right choices" cam- riage that is perfect after years t 

paign. die knowledge that oxenise of working together to make it perfect. 

alcohol and/or drugs can destroy Mrs. Bush: People who have parens 

your life. There are signs that drug who were married for 50 years ar'. 

use is beginning to decline, which is a longer had really great e.xamples J" 

po<iti\'c dc\elopment. what it's like to work on your ma| 

■,: Teenage pregnancy is riage. and that's a huge advantage 

declining. for children. And I think once \v 

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train to be teachers so that diey could 
go back home to Afghanistan and 
train teachers there. They lived with 
families in Nebraska, and \-ou know 
what those families are like-such sol- 
id American values in the heartland 
of our country. And those Mghan 
women were \er\- sui-prised at how- 
generous iUid how kind and how sol- 
id these families were. 
President Bush: I'd say the most 
disappointing thing about ^Americans 
is that we don't exercise enough, that 
a lot of disease coidd be prevented 
from just walking 20 minutes a day. I 
diink die best thing is compassion. I 
speiik a lot about the fact diat neigh- 
bors knc neighbors, without govern- 
ment telling them to do so. It reiillv is 
a strength, it's a defining characteris- 
tic of .America. I think it distinguishes 
us from a lot oi other societies. 
Salvatore There's always a lot of 
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arc always watcliiiiii, us. 

z^Prto ,,' I appreciate your 

column because there are niixcd mes^ 
sages in our socict)-. coming out of( 
the world of cclebriiics. And die fact 
I^'thai peo]>le arc willing to put into 

~ print what it takes to get a mairiage ' 

^ to be successful is an important part! 

^ of a different message. ' 

Salvatore: You mentioned Karen 
Hughes before. In her new book [Ten 
Minutes From Normal], she shines a 
light on the struggle that women lace 
when the)' want to \\ork .md want to 
raise a family. What advice do you 
both give to your own daughters as 
you think about this cjuestion? 
President Bush My advice is get 
married iirsi! 

Mri. Bu£,' I've felt like I was \er\' 
fortunate to be able to do what 
Karen did. which is that I could stay 
home with my children and be able 
to be available to participate in all 
their acd\ides. Not that he didn't also 
participate in their activities-he did. 
He actually dro\e the car" pool up un- 
til the time he was elected governor. 
But I also understand and appreciate 
Karen's dilemma, going from work- 
ing in the White House to moving 
back to Austin because she wanted 
her son to be happ)'. 
President Bush: I g^ess the way I 
approach it is, I would tell oiu" daugh- 
ters that having a child is the most 
important thing \'ou're going to do. 
And it's your responsibility to love 
that child with all \(nn- heait. Tliere- 
fore. use your best judgTiient as to 
how to achie\e diat most primaiA ob- 
jective. And there are plenty of 
women who are able to do just that- 
lovc their child with all tli.ir heart 
and at the same time ha\e a career. 
There arc some like Karen who 
thought ihe\- could do that and came 
to a point in their life and realized 



they couldn't, and were strong 
;nou2;h to \io to die President of the 
United .States and say. "I gotta go 
home. " She was one of the most pow- 
erful women in the history of the 
country. Access to the president is 
power. And she had unlimited access. 
Not only did she have access— she 
had my ear. And as Laura will tell 
you. I do a lot of things she thinks I 
ought to do, and sometimes I don't. 
WtU. same with Karen Hughes. My 
advice to people is understand the 
importance of ha\"ing a child, make 
those children a priorit}-, and then ad- 
just your life according to that. 
'^rs. £uSh: Because the fact is that 
time will pass, things change and 
Karen can come back to this job if 
she s mierested. 

.And she is going to 
tra^■el widi us. Her family is nicely set- 
ded in now. and that makes her happy 
to the point where she can now say to 
me that in August she's going to get 
back on die plane, and she'll be by my 
side lor coming down the stretch. 
^ :■ Bigger and bigger pro- 

pordons of our population ai^e getting 
older aiid older. M}' readers aie often 
die ones who do a lot of die cai"etak- 
ing. What score would you gi\'e us as 
a society for how well we have re- 
sponded to handUng the caretaking 
of older xAmericans.^ 
'^rcsiae 't Bush: .America has done a 
good job by making a commimient to 
Medicare for seniors. It's a commit- 
ment that L\TidonJolinson first stan- 
ed and has been maintained since 
dien. and .America deser\es a good 
giade for diat. .And I will ai^gue diat 
the modeniizadon progi'am I signed 
is going to make Medicare e^'en bet- 
ter. The quality" of nursing homes ob- 
viously varies from location to 
location, but \vhere you End elderly 
people in lous}' nm^sing homes, diere 



needs to be an F. Something neec 
be done about it. That is primarily 
state responsibility. And there 
some decrepit condidons where 
seniors are kept, and that needs to I 
changed, and people need to be h^ 
to accoimt for that. I think one of i 
interesting qualifiers about how si 
iors are treated is whether childrl 
assume a certain responsibihty 
their parents. I can tell you that 
Laura's family, the care is an A pit] 
because she cares a lot about h| 
mom. she's constantlv checking; 
her mom. I suspect most people 
reall}" caring for their parents. Theij 
fore, my answer would be I woul 
give the society as a whole pretl 
dam good mai"ks. 

Y\& acmally spent tht 
wcc!^ ir. Midland and I'm goiii2: i 
on Easter because my mother is g< 
ing to mo\"e into a retirement hom 
and I'm an only cliild. and she \\'an 
ed to stay in the town where she h: 
lived for the last 57 years, and s 
diat's die choice that she made. 
' There are som 

lonely seniors, and obviously it' 
\er}' important for communit}-base 
and faith-based programs to hel 
diose seniors. 

55 . a : c ■ e There seem to be a Ic 
of indications that .America is ha\in: 
a kind of spiritual reawakening. I^ 
\our \iew. is there a kind of di\in' 
destinv for each of us individualh 
and for .\merica as a countiA'? 
- My \iew of reli 

srion is that we've been given fre< 
will, and it's a gift— like freedom is ; 
gift-and with that freedom and fre( 
will each individual makes a choice 
as to whether or not there's a com 
miunent to die Almighty-. I do thini 
people are a bit more religious ii 
.America, and I'm talking aboul 
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Chrislians and Muslims alike. I do 
think die attacks on September Uth 
caused America to take a step back 
and really examine our views of oth- 
er religions, which I hope is positive. 
One ol the ideas l'\c tried to reject is 
that this is a war between Christians 
ami Muslinrs. and its iiot. Its a war 
between good iieople and exil people. 
Fortunately, there are a lot more 
good pco]-)le Uian c\'\\. That's wh\- ul- 
timately we will win. 
Salvatore: Do you l)elie\e. Mr. 
President, that some people are irre- 
deemably e\il. such as Osama bin 
Laden .J 

President Bush. I absokutK- be- 
lie\e that people ciui go from e\il to 
good. Fhcre are people who recognize 
die innucni.c ol exil in dieir li\es and 



choose to do something aboiu it. I 
think it's too late for Osama bin 
Laden. As far as Lm concerned, 
dieres nodiing redeemable about Irim. 
-He cannot redeem himself, as far as 
Lm concerned. I diiiik diis gii}' s soul 
is so coiToded. diere's just no \vay. 

.\h'. President. \ou lia\"e 
spent a good imioimt of time \vidi die 
troops. Ls there one .\merican sol- 
diers stor^■ diat has sta\ed widi \"Ou.-' 

~ -h: I've spent a lot of 
uiiic with uoops. aiid l'\c spent a lot 
of time with families of those ^vho 
ha\e been killed in battle, been 
wounded in batde. I g^iess the most 
meiuiingful meeting I've had would be 
die ume \\hen \\"e s\\"ore in a Maiiiie. a 
.Mexican citizen, to be a L^.S. citizen as 
I ga\ e the Puiple Hc.ut. It \va.s really a 



powerful moment. He w; 
weeping. His family was wee- 
ing. Lm going to do somethii; 
next week that's interesdng. 
saw a kid King in bed after 1 
had gotten liis leg blown off 1 j 
cause of a mine [m Afghanistu 
and I told him. he's gonna gi 
out of bed and he's going t 
run \s-ith die President. I said 
"You mark my ^\ords. one c 
these da\"s. you and I are gomi 
run togedier." Tlie question i' 
can Iwm? [(hi April 14, the Pra 
dentjo^ed on the South Lazen of th 
■> linnte House with Army Xationn 
^ Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Md 
j\aughto!i, 33.] I will teU you dia' 
the families that L^"e met arc 
ver\" bra^"e and courageou; 
people. One message I get is 
Do not allow my lo\'ed one tc 
die in vain. In other words 
don't let politics get in die ^\■ay 
of completing die mission. It's 
an uplifting, difficult experi-; 
ence. but I come away ai 
sQ-onger person for lia\ing met 
^^ixh die families. I 

Salvatore: Mr. President, wel 
ha\"e all e.xperienced the upgiade inj 
security at airports— now there'sl 
more discussion about rail safety. In 
New York City, some 5 million trips! 
are taken on the rails and subways ■ 
e^•ery day. What are yoiu" thoughts 
about whedier it is possible to really i 
seciuT rails .-^ ' 

Prr ~ ■ 'WelL first of all. 

we'll nc\ cr secure America 100 per- : 
cent an\-\vhere. We are a free coun- 
tr\\ we are a big country, we are a 
relatively open countr\". and if sonie- 
bodv wants to blow somebody up, 
it'll be hard to stop. Look at the Ok- 
lahoma City bombing. No\v having 
said that, were much more a^vare. 
For example. wliene\"er we get any 
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»aj y did in Madrid, we alert the 

fcf )way people in New York. 

w York's got a good rc- 

inse system— they're looking 

strange packages, they're 

king to put more people on 

platforms, and the ability to 

nmunicate is much quicker 

ji it's ever been, and much 

ire seamless. 

S. Bush: I think the other 
ad news is that the popula- 
n is more vigilant. If there's 
mething strange, people 
ow to call authorities. Wlien 
fore we just all went about 
r own way, now people real- 
are paying attention. 
esident Bush: We're doing 
erything we can to secure the 
imeland. If I had known this 
IS going to happen on 9/11, I 
omise you wc would have 
ed all our assets to prevent it 
)m happening. If we find out 
imebody is trying to attack 
■mewhere in the United States, 
e will move. Li the meantime, 
hen we get threats that we 
ink indicate that something is 
)out to happen, we put every- 
3dy on alert now. I describe the 
tuation we're in as like a wai, a 
ifferent kind of war, and we 
lust use all our resources and 
>sets and allies and friends to 
ring these people to justice. 
Jid we're getting good coopera- 
on. There is a long-tenn strate- 
y to deal with it, which is to 
remote freedom. Free societies 
^here people have hope, people 
ave good education, people 
lave health care, people have got 
chance to realize theii' dreams, 
re societies diat are less likely to 
•roduce bitterness, anger, resent- 
ment, suiciders and killers, lliis 
s a vital struggle. It is a defuung 
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On the campaign trail, Senator 

John Kerr}' and Mrs. Heinz Kerr\- open 

up about the American character, 

rehgion, terrorism, jobs-and the secret 

to their happy marriage 



I am waiting in a suite in the St. Regis Hotel for Senator John 
Kerry and Mrs. Teresa Heinz Kerry to anive. It is May 5, a 
cool, sunny day in Los Angeles, and that morning, the cam- 
paigning couple went to Woodrow Wilson High School, 
speaking to a mostly Latino audience. Mrs. Heinz Kerry. 65, 
wore a wide-brimmed straw hat. ever vigilant about protect- 
ing herself from skin cancer, which claimed the life of her 
mother. After speeches there. Senator Kerry gave a press con 
ference about the then-breaking news of the abuse of Iraqi 
prisoners in American military custody, and the need for the 
President to apologize. 

In other words, its a typical jam-packed day for the pre- 
sumed Democratic nonunee and his wife. I wait with an army 
of aides who sit hunched over tables, intently eating pizza 
straight out of the cardboard delivery boxes. One chipper 
young aide is busy making, assembly-line style, a stack of Jif 
peanut butter and Smacker's red-raspberr\- jam sandwiches— a 
snack that is reportedly a fa\orite of the senators. 

\Vi Diane Salvatore 



When the couple arrive, trailed 
by unsmiling Secret Service men, 
Senator Kerry offers a heartfelt and 
courtly apology for his tardiness. 
His boyishly lanky frame belies his 
60 years: only his thick silver hair 
hints at his age. As we sit down to 
the interview, he idh- reaches for his 
wife's hand or knee as he talks. At 
one point, she asks his help securing 
the colorful beaded bracelet a 
woman gave her that morning, and 
he ties it neatly on her petite wrist. 
"Sweetie" peppers his conversation 
when he addresses her. 

Because their packed agenda de- 
mands it, we relocate for the second 
half of the interview, trundling 
through a parking garage and piling 
into one of the vehicles so the couple 
can make their next stop, the Cathe- 
dral of Our Lady of the Angels. Nei- 
ther the senator nor Mrs. Heinz 
Kerry lose focus, comfortably field- 
ing questions as we travel down the 
freeway past rows of purple jaca- 
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Diane Salvatoie for Ladies 
Home Jour':al: Mrs. Hcin/ Kern; 
can von give irs three "aokLs to de- 
scribe \vliaL Lind oi'intitlier you are;' 
Mrs. Heinz 'Ker'-\': Hands-on. .Strict. 
Tender. 

Saivatore: Senator, three words to 
descril)e llie t\'pe of father you are? 
Senator Kerry: Loving. Involved. 
Supportne. 

Saivatore: Same exercise. Mrs. 
Heinz Kcny-threc words to describe 
yoursell as a wife? 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: I'm sure difiicult. 

[r/u 



dom that comes from loss, and from 
life. And there's a commitment to 
making something work that comes 
from that wisdom and age. You know- 
how U) t:ike a deeper breath and get 
throuirh diinsrs diat before %-ou might 
not have. There's a le\el of relauon- 
ship that's bigger and different, at 
least for me. 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: Life teaches \ou a 



discussion in the media about the if 
pact of )our personalit)' on your eli> 
tability. Does this make you craz? 
Its not 35 though a presidendal el^ 
don is an episode of American Idol. [ 
Senator Kerry: No. it doesn't. I '- 
spect it. I accept it. I think as .Ameri 
gets to know me. I'm quite comfor 
able. I've gotten elected four tim^ 
I've won primaries. The folks ot 



lot. ^\nd one of the things it teaches there were able to get to know rn, 



senator laughs heartily.] I am a 



\ou is what's important and what isn't. 
If you've been tested, you know at 
least to some extent what the depths of 
your resources are. .\nd that both al- 
lows you staying po\ver as well as 



and I think people in the country ndr 
will-^a\e a chance to see that I al 
\\hci I am. I lo\e ha\ing fun. I lo-li 
laughing. I love making jokes arS 
hacking around, and I think peops 
will see that the \isage they g^ 



"I AM WHO I AM. I LOVE HAVING FUN, I 

LOVE LAUGHING, I LOVE MAKING JOKES . . . THE 

STEREOTYPES ARE VERY DECEIVING" 



nurturer. Home is important to me. 
Tlierefore. e\er\thin2: about makins; 
home your rock, your kingdom, is 
important. And challengingly sup- 
portive. 

Saivatore: Senator, diree words td 
describe yourself as a husband? 
Senator Kerry: I would have said 
she's loving. I would add that to- 
what she ga\e herself. 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: WeU. nurturing. I 
think, is like lo\c. 

Senator Kerry: Yes sweetie, but 
\ourc incrcdibK' there. Aiwwav. for 
myself. I'd include loving. And I'd 
like to sa)- rcspecthil. .\nA [tlunki a 
long moment/ mmzcd . . impressed. 
Saivatore: Mrs. Hein/ Kerry, you 
ai"e widowed, and senator, wm are di 
vorccd. vo \ou are bodi in a second 
mamage. \shich presents special chal- 
lenges. To what do \ou attribute the 
obvious success of your happ\' sec- 
ond mar.iagc? 
Senator Kei , y; I i!ii;ik there's a wis- 




Senator Kerry campaigning at a Cinco de 
Mayo celebration in Los Angeles 

determination, with a litde less anxien.; 
Maybe just as much emotion, but less 
anxiety. So you're not frightened as 
easily by things diat are not the way 
you wairt tliem to be. Certainly I had 
a \en- good fust maniage widi all the 
difEculties that all maniages ha\"e-did- 
n't ha\e enough time with my late hus- 
band, he ^\"orked too hard, but he was 
\ei"\". \"en' home)", and diat left me a 
good taste and left me open to it again. 
Saivatore: Senator, diere's so mucli 



"Oh. that gu}" is serious all tk 
time." is not a full measure ? 
who I am. The stereot)f)es a: 
\"en' decei\ing. The stereor\p 
people have labeled my wi. 
with are completely withoi: 
foundation and everybody 
who's met her comes to see th'. 
here's this incredibh' down-ti 
earth, straightforward, nurtu 
ing. commonsense mom ah 
engaged human being. 
Saivatore: Mrs. Heinz Kerr- 
what chai-acteristics do you se 
in the private John Kern," th; 
the public hasn't seen yet? 
Senator Kerry: [to hu wij^ 
laughmgj Don't tell it all-I'll b 
in trouble! 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: He's ver)- intensf 
I think that sometimes that lack of' 
relaxed look is what distances hir 
from people. He's just really intense* 
And that's taken me some adjusting 
because you ha\-e to get tlirough. Bt 
at die same time, he can sit \eiy qu 
ed\- and look at the sea. watch bird; 
I guess that's another form of inter 
sity. It's meditati\e. Tlie other thini* 
that's interesting-and I don't thin 
this is necessarily a great quality— i 



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Jways leaiiiing sometliing new. Somc- 
hing new. Something new. And I've 
;ome to say Fm not going to gi\'c up 
:ertain things to learn something 
lew. Maybe because I'm older. But 
le says, 'Id like to take up painting." 
[said/ Wlien ? Wliich life ?' 
aalvatore: So there's an inner 
irtist, senator? 

Senator Kerry: There's a piece of 
me that would be happy doing it. I 
love music, I love art. My dad sculpt- 
ed a bit. and we've had painters, ac- 
tors, singers in the family. 
Salvatore: Mrs. Heinz Kerr\-, there 
is so much debate about who the 
First Lady should be, and in fact 
there are studies about the archerv-pes 
and who fits them and who doesn't. 
Is it your assessment that Americans 
are narrow-minded about what the 
First Lady ought to be? 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: I don't think 
American people are at all. I think 
people who write about them can 
tend, in an almost Victorian way, to 
say, "These are the 10 types, which 
one are you?" These people make a 
business out of it. But I know that all 
people want is someone who is open 
and intelligent, honest, real and sup- 
portive of the president, and I think 
Laura Bush looks that way very 
much. But people can do that in so 
many ways. I always go back to Pitts- 
burgh and to where I became an 
American citizen [in 1971], and to the 
hard-working, honest and tender peo- 
ple of that place. A lot of them are 
not very educated in the formal 
sense, but extremely real and loving 
in all dimensions and that's where I 
get my grounding in terms of who 
Americans are. 

Salvatore: Senator, your thoughts? 
How much emphasis should voters 
put on who the First Lady would be? 
Senator Kerry: Tliat's up to each 



person lo make a judgment about 
^vhat matters to them, but I think dic) 
want to see that the person is some- 
one who measures up. I think that's 
very much what Teresa described- 
real, accessible, open, authentic, sup- 
portive of the efforts. But Teresa 
doesn't want a policy position. She's 
not looking to be an adviser. She has a 
life. She loves what she docs, she does 
it well. [Mks. Heinz Kerry is chainnan of 
the Heinz Family Philanthropies and the 
Howard Heinz Endowments.] She wants 
to conti:iuc to be involved in charita- 
ble efforts. She does a lot of work with 
women's health, with women's eco- 
nomic security, children, seniors. 
There are so many areas she could 
choose to say, as Fiist Lady, 'I want to 
put a focus on this.' I think she'd be 
brilliant at it, personally. 
Salvatore: Mrs. Heinz Kerry, are 
there issues about which you have 
different opinions from your hus- 
band, and if so, do you debate these 
in the hope of changing his mind? 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: No, I discuss. I 
never have-in my first marriage and 
now-ever tried to change a vote. Nor 
have I ever behaved in any way that 
would either bless or punish my hus- 
band for the way he voted. But I think 
a wife has to be in a position where 
her role is to be an intelligent partner, 
but then if she's not the elected offi- 
cial, she's not the elected official, 
period. I've had several times in my 
life where some really difficult votes 
have come up, widi my late husband 
and with John, and you talk about 
them and you grapple with it and in 
the end, I keep quiet, ;md let it happen. 
Salvatore: Senator, we have heard 
\our criticisms about President Bush. 
Wliat one thing do you admire about 
President Bush? 

Senator Kerry: I think the Presi- 
dent did a good job wlien he spoke 



to the Congress after 9/11. I think he 
^j\c a good speech, and united peo- 
ple's emotions and feelings. I certain- 
ly gave him credit for that. I think he 
deserved it, and I'm happy to do 
that. I regret that he's been overly 
ideological and rigid since then. 
Salvatore: Do you both believe 
there will be a woman president in 
the next 20 years? And will she be a 
Democrat or a Republican? 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: Gosh, I jolly hope 
so, and I hope she's a good one. 
Senator Kerry: I'm convinced. I 
see absolutely no reason why not. 
The country's ready and all you 
need is somebody who steps up who 
is read)". 

Salvatore: Senator, what sort of 
counsel has President Clinton been 
gi\ ing )'ou? 

Senator Kerry: I think he is one of 
the most astute observers of political, 
cultural and historical life in America 
and in the world, ^^nd he is die one 
Democrat who has been elected twice 
since Franklin Roosevelt. That's no 
small feat. I think one (jught to listen 
to him. I do. And I look to him for 
advice, and I do value it. 
Salvatore: Your sons and daugh- 
ters, in a different life script, might 
have joined the military, might now 
be sei"ving in Iraq. What sort of sol- 
diers do you think they might ha\e 
made? And what one piece of advice 
would you each give them on the eve 
of shipping out? 

Senator Kerry: Boy. diere's a huge 
question. I have five— stepchildren and 
my own biological children. Fm just 
going to speak about all five. Some 
would make great soldiers and some 
would not. And my advice to them on 
shipping out would be to do their 
dut)' and remember their fellows and 
people around them and beside them 
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Mrs. Heinz Kerry: Tin choked up. 
It's tough to thiuk. But I think John 
said it ucU. Some coidd and some 
shouldn't. Of course, certain charac- 
teristics are important. Its so tough 



perience of waiting to be shot at. The canize the occupation, get the tars 3 
militar)' we have today is as fme as off of Americans, get rid of this se; 
it's ever been. These folks are as well of American occupation of a Mid 



Eastern countn.-. which is even mc 
so now with the rcAelations of t) 
nxatment of Iraqi prisoners creati^ 
this incredible anger throughout tfe 
Arab and Muslim world and tfc 



trained, as motivated, as capable as at 

any time, and Americans ought to be 
to think of the kids out there. Not very proud of them. Some of the 
main of them really should be there, choices that aie made for them raise 
Not because thev're not brave some serious questions. They're at 

enough but because it's not the right greater risk than they should have whole world. 

thing for them to be doing. It's hajd been. Some of them have been put in Salvatore: How apt. senator, a 

to think what a parent can do except harm's way \\ithout die proper equip- you feel is the comparison bet^vci 

say. "I'm proud of )ou." ment. and I think that's inappropriate, the Iraqi \var and the Metnam War 

Salvatore: Senator, tell me a sol- Salvatore: Senator, should you get Senator Kerry: I don't diink it 

dier's stoiy that you'\e heard in the to the White House, would )our pri- been'at all apt to date, but it could 

last six months that's made a particu- orir\' be to bring the troops home as come so simply in terms of the com 

lar impression on you. soon as possible, no matter what? of quagmire. If %"Ou don't leam the L 

sons of the past. George S 

"THESE KIDS ARE GOING THROUGH TOUGH 



STUFF ... I UNDERSTAND THAT FROM MY OWN 
EXPERIENCE OF WAITING TO BE SHOT AT" 



tayana once w-rote. we a 
doomed to repeat them. But 
don't think it's Metnam. The: 
were different interests, diflferer 
rationales, and different possibil i 
ties. But if the administratio 
Senator Kerry: I met \ridi a bunch Senator Kerry: Not "no matter doesn't bring the world to our sid 
of soldiers just die odier da)', out of what." no. Responsibly. Responsibh". and it continues the way it is today 
Walter Reed [Annr Medical Center], and I tiiink it'd be \en- bad for the stabil- gets much more difficult, 
one of the kids from New York \vas it)- of the Middle East, bad for the Salvatore: Senator, how do we pi 

war on terror, bad for the United an end to terrorism, to their on! 
States, bad for Europe, just to leave a recruitment efforts, if teiTorist s)'mp 
failed Iraq. But this President and ad- thies are so deepl)- embedded in thi 
ministration has missed so many hearts and minds of a culture? 
chances to bring the world to our Senator Kerry: It takes a lot o' 
side. I belie\e the world has a legiti- public diplomacy with other countrie;| 



describing what had happened \\hen 
they got hit b)' an impro\-ised explo- 
sive de\ice that went off inside tlieii' 
hunivee. The guy next to him was 
killed, and his budd)' was incredibh" 
wounded. I also met a \oung woman 



who'd had an amputation. She was mate interest in not ha%-ing a failed and a lot of making it clear to people 



just as tough as could be and under- 
stood that this was die price )"ou pa)-, 
and \\-as just so grateful to be ali\-e. 
These kids were just so courageous 
and straightforward, and feeling un- 



Iraq. So wh)- aie they absent? It un- that the \vorld is going to stand to 

derscores a failure of diplomac\-. a gedier against acts of ten'or. Ten-or i; 

failure of leadership, of patience, of unacceptable in any fonn or shape 

working w\\h countries to bmig diem but we also need to understand on^ 

to their common interests. Tlie un- of the reasons why there is such 

belie\-abK- upbeat and resolute and willingness of this admuiistrarion to ready recruitment tool, and w'e nccti 

concerned about their friends back share reconstruction autllorit^- and to diink about the ways diat w-e canj 

there. I was just so impressed b)- dicn go\-enimental transformation author- reduce that. A ven" significant pan otj 

giit and their spirit and ihcir sense of u\- with an international entitv pre- the effecti\-e war on teiTor is nonmili ' 

duty and thcii- sense ol couiitrv-. eludes manv people from sa)-ing wc tai-\--die economic engagement, the' 

But these kids arc gonig through have a reason to shaie the burden. It dialogue about religious differences, 

tough stuii. riding around in cars, depends on what vou inlierit on |anu- the tolerance. That has been over-i 

waiting to be shot at. ;mibushed. and ai-\ 20. but I \\-ould ha\-e worked long whelmed b)- die militai")- response of! 

I understand that, hom m\ own ex- ago to internationalize this. de-.\nieri- this administration, and continl'eii 



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the msh to vviir without a legitimate 
plan to win the peace, and without 
a legitimate international coalition. 

I thuik there's much we can do to 
change the atmospherics globally if 
\\c were lo respond in a more 
thoughtful wa\" to issues like North 
Korea, global warming. AIDS. 
E\cn- poll shows the United States 
of .America at its lo\vest ebb in mod- 
ern memory in terms of how na- 
tions regard tis. .\nd we need to be 
concerned about that. I think it's 
going to take a new president with 
a different \ision. and I ha\'e a \i- 
sion as to how we can reach out to 
the world more eflecti\eh". We can 
2:ain a liisiher srround in our efforts 

O CO 

to deal widi teiTor as a consequence 
of that, and we would build a 
greater cooperation with other 
countries m that effort. 
Salvatore: Senator, we are all expe- 
riencing the upgrade in aiipon secu- 
rity, but far less money has been 
spent on rail and train securir\-. Do 
\'ou think that rails are securable in a 
meairingful \\ay and would drat top 
your priorities .-* 

Senator Kerry: I think you can 
do more than we have done. The 
test is not. ".Are we safer today?" die 
test is. ".Aje we as safe as we ought 
to be today.-''" I acknowledge there 
ai"e some limits, and \'ou can't hard- 
en e\eiy" target in .\merica. If some- 
one ^vants to commit suicide, he 
can most likely fmd a place to do 
injuiy to people. But you can take 
steps to reduce the probabilities of 
catastrophe. Nuclear- plants. Chemi- 
cal plants. We clearlv could have 
better secmity widi respect to ti"ains 
and bridges and tunnels, and we 
also need much better seciuit\' with 
respect to ports. We are inspecting 
only about 4 percent of die contain- 
ers chat come into .\merica today. 
Experts say you've got to get up 
arotind 20 percent to begin to ha\e 



deterrence. \\'e ought to be accer- 
adng those kinds of efforts \ery 5- 
nificantly. This administratis 
hasn't done that. They have noti- ■- 
vested in it. They've had other {i- i ' 
orities called tax cuts for tp 
wealthiest people in the countr\-. ^ 
Salvatore: Senator, do you beliee 
that Piesident Bush is a false patric^ 
Senator Kerry: No. I think he'a 
patriot. I think he cares aboit 
America. But I think it's false b 
challenge other people's patriotis .. 
or to couch certain arguments s 
patriotism that only belong to vc. 
I'nl ready to acknowledge the pat- 
otism of people ^^ith \\hom I eiic- 
mously disagiee but I don't thiu 
they don't \o\e dieir counn-\-. AncJ 
think unfortunately some Repub- 
cans ha\e been much too quick 1 
challenge anybody who raises; 
question, to challenge dieir patri( 
ism. I think it's inappropriate. !• 
challenge John McCain's senice 
prison in Hanoi. To have cha 
lenged Max Cleland's [former senaf: j 
from Georgia] commitment to coui 
try after he lost three limbs i 
Mcinaiii. That's just morally, fui 
damentall\' wTong. 
Salvatore: Eveiy major civil right 
movement in diis countn.' has ever ! 
tualh" prevailed. Looking throug' 
die prism of liiston. do you feel th: 
same-se.x marriage is inevitable 1 
.■\merica as a legal right? 
Senator Kerry: I can't predic 
what's inevitable in America, 
diink it's important to protect pec 
pie's rights. .And in my own persor 
al judgment-somebody may deen 
me ^vTong. I may be \\Tong-but m; 
judgment is diat balance of respect 
ing rights and traditional— ////j cc: 
phone !vigs. J excuse me one second. 
Salvatore: Mrs. Heinz Keny. i: 
your opinion about same-sex mar 
riage different fr^om your husband's?" 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: I wish there wa; 



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Dther word other than 

iion" or "contracts" that sig- 

ied such a relationship. To 

, a marriage has always been 

rpl)in and Dad. On the other 

tlidd, you have children who 

adopted, and/or are the chil- 

:n of same-sex marriages— 

)ms and moms or dads and 

■ ds-and that's a dilemma. 

I id I've been thinking about 

it. So it should be acknowl- 

ging a formality that's not 

it a contract. But as a moth- 

, I would like to be able to 

)en my arms to someone 

at my child or children 

ved, whether or not they 

ere what I would normally 

<pect them to be. And I 

ould like not to feel stis^ma- 

zed by my friends. I would 

<e my children not to suffer 

om it. I'd like them to be as 

ill elcome and as happy and as 

ill luch a member of the family 

m 5 anyone else. I speak as a 

n lother. And that's all I think 

I 'C owe one another-respect 

nd dignity and civil rights. 

nd peace. 

la I va to re: Senator, you were 
aying? 

Senator Kerry: Its not too 
lissimilar. Teresa raises an in- 
eresting question. Civil union 
s a way of respecting the rights 
n the fullest way, providing 
^ou have federal assumption. 
Vlarriage, in the way we've 
bought of it in terms of men 
ind women, is a way of re- 
specting a traditional value that 
tias great meaning across the 
countrv. I've thought of it as a 
fair way of respecting both. 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: The prob- 
lem is the kids. 

Senator Kerry: Sweetie, I un- 
derstand. But- CONTIKUED 



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Mrs. HeiP^ Ke'ry For a liulc kid 
who gens to school and feels like 
vour morn And mom arc not 
married - 

Senator Kerry: Yeah, but not all 
things apj)!)- to all people. :m\-vvay. 
Mrs. '■-'einz K^.-ry: No. but soine- 
thing else. Another word. First of all. I 
don't think the coiintn,- is even ready 
t(j discuss tiris properly. It's foreign to 
a lot of US. i\i\d so for tlie time being. 
I would sa)'. absolute ci\il rights, ab- 
solute respect, absolute dignity. And I 
wish we could find something that 
held sacred the conimiuiient, in a way 
that didn't shake anybody else's 
foundation. 

Salvatore; Senator, do you believe 
dial a person who does not belie\"e in 
God can be a good president.^ 
Senator Kerry: I dont know. I 
can't tell you what somebody who 
doesn't believe \vould be able to do as 
president. Tliere's no way to predict. 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: I think people 
who are leaders believe in some- 
tliing-God as we think of God, or an 
entity. If they only belie\e in them- 
selves, they are megalomaniacs. 
Salvatore: Senator, you have said 
that you are Catholic, and you are a 
legislator, but you are not a Catholic 
legislator. There's been a lot of dis- - 
cussion about the fact that President 
Bush has been one of the most \ocaI 
presidents in terms of his faith. Do 
you find tlic President's discussion of 
his faith as part of his decision- 
making process inappropriate.^ 
Senator Kerry: I think it's up to 
the Amcr'can people to judge what's 
appropriate or inappropriate, but I 
will say I personallv would not 
choose-diough I'm a person of faith- 
to insert it as much as diis iTesident 
does. I diink it crosses a line, and it 
sort of squeezes the di\ ersiiv diat die 
presidency is supposed to embrace. It 



creates a discomfort le\'el that an aw- 
ful lot of folks who aie .Americans as 
fully under the Consdtudon as any- 
body else are made to feel sometimes 
less so. You have to balance it. and be 
ver\' thoughtful about it. Most presi- 
dents always have balanced it ver\' 
carefull)-. Ronald Reagan balanced it. 
Eisenhower balanced it. Kennedy. I'm 
not sure the President always bal- 
ances it appropriately. I also believe 
diat it's vev}- important for Americans 
to have a president who really re- 
spects the Constitution in its fullest, 
which means the sepaiadon of church 
and state. At the same time. I want to 
emphasize that I embrace my faith, 
and I wouldn't hesitate in the appro- 
priate places to talk about it. I spoke 
at an international prayer breakfast. 
I've even talked from a pulpit. But 
that's where it belongs. 
Mrs. Heinz Kerry: I think that the 
pope in\okes God when he proclaims 
dogma. It's a ven.- powerful thing to 
do. And therefore, we plain monals 
should be humbled by the presence of 
God. but alwavs acknowledging that 
he's amongst all of us. But never 
speak as being on \eiizon or ATkT 
commimication with him. It's risky 
business— I wouldn't do it I 
Salvatore: WTiat do each of you find 
the most distressing feamre of .Ameri- 
can life today, and the most noble.-' 
Senator Kerry: The most distress- 
ing feature is the lack of time and the 
pressure on the average American 
and famil)' w hich reduces their abili- 
t\- to parent, to gi\e to comniunit}'. to 
tap into the human paits of \vho we 
are. .Also die lack of reading. Almost 
80 percent of Americans get 100 per- 
cent of their news from television. 
Those t\\o factors ha\e a profoimd 
impact on how -we reach consensus. 
On die odier hand. I diink ^Americans 
have an ina'edible spirit, the)' are re- 



markably resilient. Stunningly gei'nri 
ous. read}' to help and give to otpi 
people and do good and be ideali*:.i 
People are good. De Tocque%'ille t>-j 
deed that. He said .America is gr^i 
because .Americans are good. Ankl|i 
think it's fimdamentally true. i 

Salvatore: Senator, you've said 
you would create 10 million new jc 
o\'er the first four years if you wi 
in the ^\^lite House. It soimds almj 
too good to be true. Is it deliverable 
Senator Kerry: .Absolutely. \\1 
Biil"^linton was president, we ere 
ed 11 million jobs m the first fc 
years. Over eight years with 
Clinton, we created 23 million ncr; 
jobs. We are today a bigger couno^ 
and we ha\'e more workers and mc ! 
people and larger markets. Of cour J 
we can create it. if we put otir mind 
to imesting in the creadon of tho: 
new jobs, and to pushing the curve f 
science and technology'. Alternati\" 
renewable energy- such as solar an 
wind. Rebuilding community roac 
and bridges. Rewarding companic 
for creating jobs in America, nc 
abroad. There are huge possibiHrit 
here. It's the lack of vision that's d 
miiiished the expectadons of a lot c 
people about what we can do. 

President Bush is the first pres 
dent since Herbert Hoover to los 
jobs dui-ing liis tenn-2.8 million job 
lost. And no matter what we creat 
this month, or next month, he's no 
going to wind up ^vidi a net creadoi 
of jobs in his four years. He couk 
ha\'e. Tliat's why W'anen Buffet anc 
Bob Rubin, who presided over tha 
great Clinton economy, are support 
ing me. Because they know this fisca 
policy is wTong. They know we car 
make more responsible choices foi 
our future. We have to get back or 
the right track, and that's what 1 
want to do. Q 



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Hejd this information before you start taking 
Slf>JGULAfR Also, read ttie leaflet you gut each time 
you refill SINGULAIR, since tfiere may be new information 
in the leaflet since the last time you saw it. This leaflet 
does not take the place of talking with your doctor 
about your medical condition and oi your treatment. 

What is SINGULAIR'' 

• SINGULAIF^ IS a medicine called i l.'u-.otriene receptor 
antagonist. It works by blockiiuj substances in the 
body called leukotrienes. Blocking leukotnenes 
improves asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis (also 
known as hay fevtrj SINGULAIR is not 3 steroid. 

SINGULAIR is prescribed for thetreatmir: o? asthma 
and seasonal allergic rhinitis 

1. Asthma. 

SINGULAIR should be used for the long-term 
manageiiien' of asihina in adults and children 
ages 12 months and older. 

Dc not take SINGULAIR for the immediate relief 
of an asthma attack. If you get an asthma attack, 
you should follow the instructions your doctor 
gave you for treating asthma attacks. (See the end 
of this lo.iflet for more information about asthma.) 

2. Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis. 

SINGULAIR IS used to help control the symptoms 
of seasonal allergic rhinitis (sneezing stuffy nose, 
runny nose, itching of the nose) in adults and children 
ages 2 years and older. (See the end of this leaflet for 
more information about seasonal allergic rhinitis.) 

Who should not take SINGULAIR? 

Do not take SINGULTXIR if you are allergic to 
SINGULAiR or any of its ingredients. 

The active ingredient in SINGULAIR is montelukast sodium. 

See the end of this leaflet for a list of all the ingredients 
in SINGULAIR, 

What should I tell my doctor before I start taking 
SINGULAIR? 

Tell your doctor about: 

• Preg nanc y: If you are pregnant or plan to become 
pregnant, SINGULAIR may not be right for you. 

• Br east-feedin g: If you are breast-feeding. 
SINGULAIR may be passed in your milk to your 
baby. You should consult your doctor before taking 
SINGULAIR if you are breast-feeding or intend to 
breast-feed. 

• Medical Problems or Aller q ies :Talk about any 
medical problems or allergies you have now or 
had in the past. 

• Other Medicines : Tell your doctor about all 
the medicines you take, including prescription 
and non-prescription medicines, and herbal 
supplements. Some medicines may affect how 
SINGULAIR works, or SINGULAIR may affect 
how your other medicines work- 
How should I take SINGULAIR? 

For adults or children 12 months of age and older 
with asthma: 

• Take SINGULAIR once a da y m the evenin g. 

• Take SINGULAIR every day for as long as your 
doctor prescribes it, even if you have no asthma 
symptoms. 

• You may take SINGULAIR wnh food or without food. 

• If your asthma symptoms get .vorse. or if you need to 
increase the use of your inhaled rescue medicine for 
asthma attacks, call your doctor right uvvay 

• Do not take SINGULAIR for the immediate relief of 
an asthma attack. If you get an asthma 3"^:v iv ycu 
should follow the instructions your doctor gave 
you for treating asthma anacks 

• Always have your inhaled rescue; m-j'ficine for 
asthma attacks with you 

• Donotstoptaking or lowerthedoseof vi:v.r otl^er 
asthma medicines unless your doctor :-=!:s \ .^ • 

• It your doctor has prescribed a medicine for you 
to use before exercise, keep using that medicine 
unless your doctor tells you not to 

For adults and children 2 years of age and older 
with seasonal allergic rhinitis: 

• Take SINGULAIR once a day, at about the s. -e 
time each day. 



• Take SINGULAIR every day for as long as your 
doctor prescribes it. 

• You may take SINGULAIR with food or without 
food. 

How should I give SINGULAIR oral granules to 
my child? 

Do not open the packet until ready to use. 

SINGULAIR 4-mg oral granules can be given either: 

• directly in the mouth; OR 

• mixed with a spoonful of one of the following 
soft foods at cold or room temperature: applesauce, 
mashed carrots, rice, or ice cream. Be sure that the 
entire dose is mixed with the food and that the child 
IS given the entire spoonful of the mixture right away 
(within 15 minutes). 

IMPORTANT: Never store any oral granule/food 
mixture for use at a later time. Throw away any 
unused portion. 

Do not put SINGULAIR oral granules in liquid drink. 

However, your child may drink liquids after swallowing 
the SINGULAIR oral granules 

What is the daily dose of SINGULAIR for asthma or 
seasonal allergic rhinitis' 

For Asthma (Take in the evening): 

• One 10-mg tablet for adults and adolescents 
1 5 years of age and older, 

• One 5-mg chewable tablet for children 6 to 14 
years of age, 

• One 4-mg cfiewable tablet or one packet of 4-mg 
oral granules for children 2 to 5 years of age. or 

• One packet of 4-mg oral granules for children 
1 2 to 23 months of age. 

For Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (Take at about the 
same time each day): 

• One 10-mg tablet for adults and adolescents 
15 years of age and older, 

• One 5-mg chewable tablet for children 6 to 14 
years of age, or 

• One 4-mg chewable tablet or one packet of 4-mg 
oral granules for children 2 to 5 years of age. 

What should I avoid while taking SINGULAIR? 

If you have asthma and if your asthma is made worse 
by aspirin, continue to avoid aspirin or other medicines 
called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs while 
taking SINGULAIR. 

What are the possible side effects of SINGULAIR? 

The side effects of SINGULAIR are usually mild, and 
generally did not cause patients to stop taking their 
medicine. The side effects in patients treated with 
SINGULAIR were similar in type and frequency to 
side effects in patients who were given a placebo 
(a pill containing no medicine). 

The most common side effects with SINGUL-AIR include: 

• stomach pain 

• stomach or intestinal upset 

• heartburn 

• tiredness 

• fever 

• stuffy nose 

• cough 

• flu 

• upper respiratory infection 

• dizziness 

• headache 

• rash 

Less common side effects that have happened with 
SINGULAIR include (listed alphabetically): 

agitation including aggressive behavior, allergic 
reactions (including swelling of the face, lips, tongue, 
and or throat, which may cause trouble breathing 
or swallowing), hives, and itching, bad vivid dreams, 
increased bleeding tendency, bruising, diarrhea, 
hallucinations (seeing things that are not there), 
hepatitis, indigestion, inflammation of the pancreas, 
irritability. |Oint pain, muscle aches and muscle cramps, 
nausea, palpitations, pins and needles numbness, 
restlessness, seizures (convulsions or fits), swelling, 
trouble sleeping, and vomiting. 

Rarely, asthmatic patients taking SINGULAIR have 
expenencfJ 3 condition that includes certain symptoms 






that do not go away or that get worse Thesi 
usually, but not always, in patients who we j 
steroid pills by mouth for asthma and thosff 
were being slowly lowered or stopped. Althlph 
SINGULAIR has not t>een shown to cause thisjndi 
you must tell your doctor right away if you t oi 
or more of these symptoms: 

• a feeling of pins and needles or numb^s : 
arms or legs 

• a flu-like illness 

• rash 

• severe inflammation (pain and swellincof t 
sinuses (sinusitis) 

These are not all the possible side effects of 
SINGULAIR. For more information ask your ^■ 
or pharmacist. 

Talk to your doctor if you think you havesid jfe" 
from taking SINGULjftIR ' 

General Information about the safe and effeWi 
of SINGULAIR 

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conti ■ 
that are not mentioned in patient informatiofea^ 
Do not use SINGULAIR for a condition for w)f 
was not prescribed. Do not give SINGULAIR , c ■ 
people even if they have the same symptom*-o-, 
have. It may harm them. Keep SINGULAIR at all 
medicines out of the reach of children 

s"^re SINGULAIR at 25'C (77F). Protect from ji^ 
^d light. Store in original package. 

This leaflet summarizes information about SiM 
If you would like more Information, talk to vo 
doctorYou can ask your pharmacist or doctco 
information about SINGULAIR that is writtenjr 

health professionals. 

What are the ingredients in SINGULAIR? 

Active ingredient: montelukast sodium 

SINGULAIR chewable tablets contain aspart^A 
source of phenylalanine. 

Phenylkeionurics: SINGULAIR 4-mg and 5-mg c 
tablets contain 0.674 and 0.842 mg phenylalai 
respectively. 

Inactive ingredients: 

• 4-m o oral g ranules : mannitol, hydroxypr^ 
cellulose, and magnesium stearate. 

• 4-mq and 5-m a chewable tablets : mannit > 
microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl c li 
red ferric oxide, croscarmellose sodium, 
flavor, aspartame, and magnesium stears. 

• 10-m q tablet : microcrystalline cellulose, 
lactose monohydrate, croscarmellose soam 
hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium steatff 
hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium I 
dioxide, red ferric oxide, yellow ferric oxiq t 
carnauba wax. 

What is asthma? 

Asthma is a continuing (chronic) inflamma:i : 
bronchial passageways which are the tubes :■ - 
air from outside the body to the lungs. 

Symptoms of asthma include: 

• coughing 

• wheezing 

• chest tightness 

• shortness of breath 

What is seasonal allergic rhinitis? 

• Seasonal allergic rhinitis, also known as h, i 
fever, is an allergic response caused by po|r| 
from trees, grasses and weeds. !| 

• Symptoms of seasonal allergic rhinitis ma '' 
include: 

• stuffy, runny, and/or itchy nose 

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When they married five years ago. freelance 
photogiaphers Miki Duisterhof and Steven 
Boljoius were content to live die fast-paced New 
\brk City life. The charming tlrree-bcdroom 
house on the edge of a lake that diey bought in 
northwest Connecticut was simph' a place to 
retreat to on weekends. But when the couple 
decided to start a family-Merlyn. their son. is 
now 4 years old, and daughter Arabella is 2''2- 
things changed mighty quickly. Room to grow 
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PHOTOGRAPHS BY MIKI DUISTERHOF PRODUCED BY KIERAN JUSKA 




Mitchell Gold's Alex sofa 
is smartly slipcovered 
in durable white denim— 
a fabric easy to keep 
clean because it can 
simply be tossed in the 
washer as needed. A 
chocolate brown and 
turquoise striped quilt 
from Modernseed.com 
adds a jolt of playful 
color, and throw pillows 
made of fabrics from 
SeaCloth visually tie in 
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longer arid ((Miirci sui\s until die couple decid- 
ed to mo\c [() Conueciicut permanently. 

T(j gel die house into shape for full-time 
living, die i owijlc decided to enclose the covered 
porch v\ ith a wall of windows and adjoin it to 
the existing family room. Tlie space, although 
much larger :n'(l ''Jiighter, presented them with a 
whole nc^\ sci I challenges: llie sleek, modem 
uphol-^L'. -t i pieces diat had worked well in their 
city apaiunent suddenl)' seemed out of place in 
the expansive, sunlit space. And widi two small 
kids imd their ever-growing collecrion of toys, 
there weren't enough storage spots to keep the 
room clutter-free And lasth'. how coidd the\' 



(below left) This window seat was constructed 

from two love seats set into the corner. 

The seat cushions are held onto the wooden 

surfaces with strips of self-adhesive Velcro brand 

tape— a quick, hassle-free trick Leonard and 

Leess rely on. (right) In its former life, this sunny 

corner was virtually unused. Now, a dining table 

and chairs has transformed it into a delightful 

spot for family board games 



make the room kid-friendly yet also sophisti- 
cated enough to entertain friends? 

^\my Leonard and Ingrid Leess. a team of 
Connecticut-based designers, came to the res- 
cue with a few easy-to-do and absoluteh" af- 
fordable design solutions. The first step was to 
di\ide the space, alread}' truncated by the for- 
mer porch columns, into several distinct areas: 
a dining space, a play area, a \sindo\v nook 
and a seating/entertaining area. To demarcate 
the spaces and to add some color to the sunnv 




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(left) Slipcovers made from sage and off-white 
linen from SeaCloth transformed the leather club 
chairs and window seat into comfy spots. The 
slipcover's Velcro fasteners make for a quick on 
and off when it's time to launder (above, right) A 
rug from Ikea provides a soft landing for bare 
feet. Paint from Benjamin Moore in a bold red- 
orange warms up the kids' play area 



lODiii. the corner walls in the kids" pla\ area 
were painted a \ibrant reddish orange. 

In the seating area. Leonard and Leess re- 
placed the famih's modern sofa with a clean 
lined slipcovered one. and spruced up the 
leather club chairs \sith citrus-green linen slip- 
co\ers. Tliey also rc-co\ered a pair ol low 
\ intage love scats in a lively sage-aml-w hitc 
geometric fabric and placed them in the cor- 
ner luider the windo^vs. Finishing touches in- 
cluded an oatmeal-colored wool mg. two 
simple, light-wood cofTee tables joined togeth- 
er to create one generous surface, a w hitc 
cubbyhole cabinet purchased on eBa\ in the 
kids' play area, and a floor and tabic Lnnp 




that balance each other perfectly on cither 
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last June. Burmese refugee Kaw Soe 
Win, his wife and their seven chil- 
dren dressed in colorful native cos- 
tumes to celebrate the completion of 
their new home in Utica. New York. 
Kaw Soe had prepared a few remarks 
to thank the Habitat volunteers and 
say how much they and all of his 
new American friends meant to him. 
"We came from a land where we 
faced poverty and persecution, but 
nou- we have a real home-built not 
just with materials and sweat, but 
with \o\e" the 65-year-old said. "It is 
truh- a blessins: from God." 



Wlien Kaw Soe and his family ar- 
rived in Utica in October 1999. it 
was indeed die end of a long, painful 
od\ssey. He giew up in a small \il- 
lage in southern M^anmai^ (formerh^ 
knowni as Buniiai and. as die son of 
a Baptist minister, was educated by 
Christian missionaries. After two 
years studying economics at Ran- 
goon University, he became an ac- 
counts clerk in the government's 
agriculture department. But like 
mam" of his counti"}"nien. he chafed 
at die repressi\e. bnital. militaiy dic- 
tatorship that has ruled Myanmar 
since 1962. which routineh" droxe cit- 



Kaw Soe Win fled a 
brutal Burmese 
dictatorship in pursuit 
of a safe ha\en for his 
fauiilw Thanks to 
Habitat, the\ found a 
house, happiness — and 
a bright future 

BY ANNE CASSIDY 



izens from dieii" homes, coerced the , i 
into forced labor, and imprisonei 9 
tortured and killed them. In 196 i 
Kaw Soe. who belongs to the mino i 
ir\- Kai^en ethnic group, quit his jd u 
and joined the Karen National Umo 
KNU). a resistance organizatio 
waging war against the govemmen 
"I wasn't fighting with Aveapons. bi 
widi pen and paper. We were simp! 
trvina; to restore democracv and hi 
man rights." says Ka^v Soe. who n.i\ 
eled thiouofh die countr\"side ursiir.j 
people to join. It was dangeroui 
work, and he was paid only \vi:I 
food and lodging. 

\Vhile organizing in southc: . 
Myanmar m 1972. he met Naw W i; 
Mav. a nurses assistant with iik 
KNU. The couple fell in love anci| 
married the following year, then 
worked side by side until the biith of 
theu- son in 1977. Settling in a town in 
die southwest, the couple had another' 
son and five daughters coNTiNUFr 



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them ^vhile Kavv Soe continued to 
work lor the democracy movement 
and tra\'el from village to \-illage. In 
1995. government troops launched a 
major ofTensi^■e against the KNU and 
occupied their headquarters. The or- 
ganization began to splinter and. 
fearing for their lives, the Wins fled 
to Thailand. 

For two years the family li^•ed in 
bainboo huts in jungle refugee camps. 
But they were still in danger, since the 
camps harbored enemy informers and 
were often raided by Bunnese go\em- 
ment troops. The Wins were gready 
relieved when diey were gi^anted Unit- 
ed Nadons refugee status in 1997 and 
were permitted to mo\e to Bangkok, 
where thev applied at the U.S. Em- 



bassy for refiige here. After spending a 
month in an immigration detention 
center, they mo\ed into an apartment 
with the help of friends. It woirld be 
Uvo long years-duiing which the fam- 
ily received financial assistance from 
the U.N. -before the State Depart- 
ment, in conjunction with a local 
refugee organization, sponsored their 
mo\"e to Urica. 

^Vhen the Wins arrived in Xe\v 
York— with only a few suitcases to 
their name— they were met by mem- 
bers of the Mohawk \'alley Resource 
Center for Refugees, which had rent- 
ed an apartment for diem and regis- 
tered them for public assistance. In 
addition to providing English classes, 
the center also helped Kaw Soe and 
Naw Win find jobs and enroll their 
children in school. For spiiimal suste- 



nance, the family joined the Taer 
nacle Baptist Church, where theyae- 
came active members and aided oierl 
Karen refugees in Utica. After Iivv 
Soe and Xaw Win secured assemh 
line work at ConMed. a medmll 
technology' company, they bega:\< 
long for a home of their own. Tab 
nacle pastor Mark S. Caruana qn-i 
vinced them to apply for a Habia:; 
house in June 2002. and the fani-v 
was approved in October. ' 

The Wins jtunped into home-bud- ■ 
ing with passion. A nine-person fanh : 
and willing fiiends were able, in a nit- 
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thiee Habitat homes on the block, l.e i 
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itmcrion happened during a duee-day 
Deriod in Apiil 2003. On die first day, 
ivhen more than 100 volunteers— in- 
cluding police officers, firefighters and 
Urica Mayor Timothy Julian— showed 
up, the Wins were astonished. The last 
time they built a house, it was a bam- 
boo hut in ThaHand-and they did it 
all themselves. "I remember people 
painting and carrying heaw boards— 
and Mayor Julian on the roof with a 
hammer in his hands," says Kaw Soe. 
"This project had a great deal of sup- 
port from dais city," says Sharon Smidi. 
vice president of Oneida County 
Habitat for Humanity. "By day's end, 
the house was up, doors and windows 
installed, and part of the roof on. It 
was amazing to watch." 

Since the Wins moved into their 
four-bedroom house, the familv has 



been thriving. Four of the daughters 
have already graduated high school 
and gone on to college; Ruth, 23, and 
Kaneh Paw, 21, bodi study nursing in 
Buffalo; Esther, 18, is a freshman at 
Erie Community College: and 
Tabetha, 20, studies banking and in 
surance at Mohawk Valley Communi 
t)^ College in Utica. Tlie guls receive 
financial assistance from their schools 
and have student loans as well. The 
W'ins's youngest cliild, Chrisdna, 16, 
is still in his^h school, and lives at 
home widi Tabetha imd her big broth- 
ers. Lawkwa Htoo. 27, and Simon, 25. 
The bovs. who were already past 
high-school age when they came to 
die U.S., have worked at restaurants, 
a nursing home and a local casino in 
order to contribute money to the 
household-and the $341 monthly 



mortgage payments. They also take 
college classes when they can. 

WTiile all the children can still re- 
member the harrowins: vears in Mvan- 
mar, they now savor small pleasures 
diat most of us take for granted. "It's 
veiA' difierent here," says Tabetha, who 
was 15 when the family came to the 
U.S. "People aren't poor, they have 
freedom, and they are safe." For his 
part, Kaw Soe is most grateful for 
the kindness shown by so many in 
Utica. "When we anived, we felt like 
strangers," he says. "But thanks to 
Habitat, the Tabernacle church, and 
friends, we don't feel that way any 
more. Now we feel at home." Q 



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them drink before, says Douglas Casa, Ph.D 
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mericans are 
buying fish-oil 
ipplements to the 
i ' I IS million a year. 

What's fueling the frenzy? 
The substance is rich in 
omega-3 fatty acids, which 
proponents claim may 
ease the symptoms of 
arthritis and ADD, fight 
depression and even lower 
the risk of Alzheimer's 
disease. But by far, fish oil's 
biggest claim to fa.me is 
that it'll keep your heart 
healthy. The American 
Heart Association 
recommends that people 
who have high triglycerides 
or heart disease eat fish 
and take a fish-oil 
supplement under a 
physician's guidance. But 
does that mean the rest of 
us should follow suit? Not 
necessarily. In fact, experts 
agree that supplements 
shouldn't take the place of 
eating fish— even if you are 



concerned that fish may 
contain mercury or other 
toxins. If you do need a 
fish-oil supplement, doctors 
recommend 500 mg to 
2 grams a day. Don't 
assume that if a little is 
healthy, a lot is even better. 
Too much may thin your 
blood, keeping it from 
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beware that some 
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—Catherine Winters 



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Can't decide whetlier to tune in to CNN or plug in to 
Sarah McLachlan while you huff and puff on tlie 
treadmUl? Choosins: music will do the double dut\- of 
boosting your brainpower. Exercise increases blood 
flow and thus oxygen in the bloodstrciuii, wliich means 
your brain chemicals can do theu" job more efficiendy. 
But adding music to the nux, whether it's Chopin or 
Coldplay, biTngs something more to the pait)'. says 



Charles Emen.; Ph.D., a clinical psychologist at Ohio 
State University, in Columbus. Although experts aren't 
.sure why. e.xercisuig widi music further stimulates the 
brain's frontal lobe, which enliances problem-soKing 
skills and \our ability to keep tiack of complex 
iufoiTnadon, such as your kids' schedules. These effects 
last 20 to 30 minutes after exercise, another great 
reason to work out regularly. -Trida O'Brien 



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Vaginal pain severe enough to stop a 
woman from having sex. or even 
inserting a tampon, is more common 
than doctors have been aware, 
according to a recent survey of more 
thiin 1,000 women published in the 
Jounml of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 
As many as 30 percent of women 
surveyed said the}' had experienced 
such pain, and 3 percent reported 
having chronic pain lasting at least 
three months. 

This serious yet iindeneported 
condition, known as \Tahod\TOa. may 
be caused by h\j)ersensitive nen'es at 
the opening of the vagina. Its 
characterized by irritation, burning 
and itcliing to die point where it can 
affect a woman's dail\' life and e\en 
threaten her maniage. Doctors aren't 
sure what triggers die h\persensiti\it}' 
but they suspect injuiy to the nenes 
(caused by a physical blow or an 
infecdon) or spasms of the muscles 




that support die peKic organs, which 
can send mis<ruided sisfnals to the 
neiAous system. "Manv' women put 
up with the pani not kno\\ing that 
they hav'e an actual ailment." sa\s 
Barbara Reed, M.D.. a professor of 
family medicine at the Uni\"ersir\- of 
Micliigan. in .Aim Ai^bor. "Or the}' 
tliink the}' have a }'east infection that 
can be treated with over-die-coimter 
medications." 

Even \vhen women do go to theii" 
doctor for the condition, it is often 
inconecd}' diagnosed because some 
physicians ma}' not be familial' widi 
\ailvod\iiia. savs Gae Rodke. M.D.. 



.; senior attending 
physician at St. Luke 
Roosevelt Hospital 
Center, in New \brk 
Cit}-. and co-author ( I 
Tlie Vulvod\7iia SurcK^.i 
Guide. The ner\e 
disorder is difficult t 
diagnose because die 
s}Tnptoms mimic ov..i- 
common conditions 
such as yeast or bacterial infectior.v 

The first line of defense is 
pre^riprion medication to control 
nei"\'e sensitivit}- and blunt the 
burning sensation. Anodier option : 
biofeedback therap}'. In severe ca>c - 
surger}' to remove sensitive tissue 
ma}' be necessai'^*. 

If }"Ou suspect }ou have vulvodviii 
talk to }'om' doctor. "Using the term 
■vulvod}'iiia" will due in the ph}'siciai 
to learn more about how to treat it oi 
refer }'ou to someone ivho can." savs 
Dr. Reed. Oi' tr\- the nonprofit 
National \ ulvod}'nia Association. 
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hear the murmur that signals a va;ve probiem, or don't think it 
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<A'V-'^ :^ 'S An abnormality of one of the heart's 

four valves that causes the heart to pump overtime 

to move blood to the rest of the body. Eventually, all 

that extra work can wear out the heart. 

WHAT CAUSES IT: You can be born with a valve 

abnormality, or a valve can be damaged by a 

bacterial or viral infection. 

SYMPTOMS; Red flags include tiring easily during 

exercise, difficulty breathing, discomfort in the center 

of the chest or fainting. Many people have no 



symptoms, so the condition often isn't diagnosed 
until the heart muscle has been irreparably damaged. 
TREATMENT: If your doctor hears a heart murmur, 
she should send you for an echocardiogram to 
pinpoint the kind of valve problem you might have. 
Though promising treatments are in the pipeline, 
there's no cure. Some drugs work for some patients, 
but more research is needed. If the disease 
progresses, you may need surgery to repair or 
replace the damaged valve. —Catherine Winters 



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First you spend an interminable 45 
minutes Lii the waiting room. Then. 
shi\'ering nervously in a flimsy paper 
gown, you ^\•ait some more in the 
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questions you were planning t< • 
and instead mumble a few cui > 
comments. Only later, back at thi ■. 
ceprionist's desk when you're p.; : 
th& bill, do vou sret annoved. U . 
UTong -with this picture? you ask \ 
self. Here it is. Dr. X's show, wtl : 
name on the mai^quee. and he iix 
only a cameo appearance! 

Welcome to the world of moci"; 
medicine— a highly bureaucratized : 
creasingly impersonal system tliJi. 
times seems more focused on the 1): 
torn line than on healing. We oii 
nary consumers, caught amid u 
tangle of conflicting interests . i 
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have seen their incomes flatten. ■ 
even drop, over the past decad 
Those in primary care ha\e been p. 
ticularly hard hit. Family physicians i 
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average of $149,000 annually) from 
2001 to 2002; internists experienced a 
1.8 percent decluie (to $148,000); and 
pediatricians saw their incomes drop 
by 3.8 percent (to $144,000), according 
to die American Medical Group Asso- 
ciation, an advocacy organization in 
Alexandria, Virginia. "Many doctors 
have to see more padents than ever be- 



in increasingly short supply. 

hideed, such liabilit\' worries were 
cited as the biggest source of profes- 
sional frustradon (28 percent) in a sur- 
vey of doctors by Merritt, Ha^vkins Jc 
Associates, a physician search firm, in 
Irving. Texas. That was follo\ved b\- 
problems with managed care and 
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Doctors have to see more patients 
to cover their costs; no wonder a 
checkup can feel like a cattle call 



fore to make ends meet," says Kevin J. 
Soden, M.D., a former emer2:encv- 
room physician and a co-author of Spe- 
cial Treatment: Hoio to Get the Same 
High-Quality Health Qire Tour Doctor Gets. 
So, like many of us, doctors are work- 
ing harder for less pay. 

But that's not doctors" only gripe. 
Big insurers have pared dovvii the fees 
they pay to providers, which in any 
case cover only padent \'isits and not 
follow-up calls, consul tarions with col- 
leagues or the host of administrative 
expenses associated with running a 
medical practice. Doctors' expenses 
are increasing, too. For example, mal- 
practice insurance has gone through 
the roof Li extreme cases, these prob- 
lems can lead a doctor to shun, or to 
drop, a specialc}' he loves. In the high- 
risk field of obstetrics, for instance, 
"the liability problem has reached a 
crisis point," says Thomas Purdon. 
M.D., president of die .\merican Col- 
lesfe of Obstetricians and Gvnecolo- 
gists. With malpractice insurance 
either prohibitively expensive (it can 
run as high as $300,000 a year in 
some states) or worse, not even avail- 
able (some big insurers ha\e simply 
stopped offering it), obstetricians aie 



percent and 13 percent. respecti\ely) . 
Perhaps the survey's most shocking 
finding: 52 percent of the doctors 
polled (all of whom were age 50 to 65) 
said they would not choose medicine 
as a career if they had it to do o\'er. 
and 64 percent said they would not 
encourage their children or other 
)'Oung people to enter the profession. 

By almost any reckoning, then, 
doctors today face a decidedly more 
difficult en\ironment than they did a 
generation ago. For us as patients, die 
most salient symptom of the strain 
on physicians has been widespread 
overscheduling— a doctor's attempt to 
see a gi^eater number of patients in 
the same amomit of time. For most, 
its a matter of simple economics: As 
reimbursements shrink, die ob\'ious 
solution is to see more patients to 
make up die financial shortfall. "Doc- 
tors are under enormous pressure," 
says Dr. Soden. "Because their in- 
comes have been cut back on even.- 
level for lots of reasons, they think. / 
have to make up for lost income, but I can 't 
spend more time at the office. So they fig- 
ure, I'll just crain more appointments into a 
given hour." According to the National 



jorit\' of office \-isits today last 
than 15 minutes, down fro 
once-standard 20 to 30 minutes 
the basis of what he's observe 
cend\'. Dr. Soden estimates that 
al doctor-patient face time avei f 
more like eight minutes per \Tsit. 

"A common approach to the 
ness of modem health care, to 
blundy. is to keep waiting rooirdftj 
at all times." says Edwin Trautrai 
Ph.D.. president of RMF Strategii. 
Cambridge, Massachusetts, firm [u 
assesses malpractice risk for plrs 
cians. "Staying constantly bus 
viewed as the only way to pay 
high cost of the overhead. whicHir 
dudes not only rent and staff sal; 
but expensive technolog\- as well 

No wonder so much about mo<br 
medicine has the feel of a catde 
Moreover, the cost of care, aft 
decade of surprising relative stabilit, j 
skyrocketing again. And this tti 
around, patients are paying more 3C 
more of those increases out of t^ 
o\\'n pockets, as profit-pinched coe 
rations either cut health-insurance (v 
erage or simply pass along the pric o 
ina'eased premiums to the emplo;ei 
themselves. For most of us lii 
amounts to a de facto pay cut. 

Tlie upshot is that consumers e 
main broadly skeptical about tlii 
ability to get the health care they n j: 
at a cost they can afford. Continil^ 
of care (hard to come by when yoi k 
constantlv being forced to cha 
health plans) remains a top worTv^ 
addition, more than half of Ampi 
cans are concerned that if they 
come sick, their health plan ^villin 
more focused on saving mone\ il; 
pro\'iding die best treatment for th;i 
according to Kaiser Family Founi 
tion/Hanard School of Public He. ] 
research. And their confidence 
Center for Health Statistics, die ma- clines as they look contini 



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ahead to the next 10 years and to 
Medicare, according to the Employee 
Benefit Research histitute. 

PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF 
Amid this assigning of blanie, perhaps 
die most iiriportant first step for any 
patient is to remind yourself that you 
and the doctor are on the same side. 
You share a common goal: to keep or 
to make you well. It is in both your 
interests to cooperate with and sup- 
port each other. "Good care always 
comes down to successful collabora- 
tion between the physician and the 
patient,"' says Mariarme Legato, M.D., 
professor of clinical medicine at Co- 
lumbia University College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, and founder and 
director of the Partnership for Gen- 
der-Specific Medicine at Columbia 
University, in New York Cit)'. 

Sadly, however, the two parties of- 
ten inadvertently work at cross pur- 
poses. At worst, this communication 
breakdown can result in fatal enors; at 
best, it diminishes the quality' of care 
over the long haul. Part of the problem 
is inuinsic to the nature of the relation- 
ship: tlie imbalance of po\ver between 
the doctor and the patient. (Pop quiz: 
How man\" doctors whom \ou call Dr. 
So-and-So address you by your first 
name?) Tliis inequalir\' often gi\-es rise 
to anxiet)' and a reluctance on the part 
of women, in paiticulai". to relax and 
le\el with their doctors. 

Depending on your own degree of 
"health literac)-." vou ma\- not under- 
stand evervthing the doctor savs to 
you. hi fact. neai-K- half of all .\meri- 
can adults ha^■e difficuln' understand- 
ing and using health information, 
according to a 2004 report from the 
Listitute of Medicine, in Washington. 
D.C. Yet you may be tt)o intiinidated 
to ask for clarification. Indeed, main- 
women sa\- thev feel discoui^aged from 



■ - ore than 40O readers responded to our 2003 Ladies' Home 
I I Journal anonymous survey on doctor-patient relations on 
www.lhj.com. Here, a sample of their experiences, both §ood and bad. 

• "My primary-care doctor is wonderful. I am certain that my husband 
is alive today because of her. She found a heart condition in him that 
two other doctors had missed. She has also given us her home phone 

and cell phone numbers so vi^e can get in touch with her at any time." - 

t 

• "My doctor came into the examination room and asked me if I still 
smoked. I told him I've never smoked in my life. After all of these 
years, he still iioesn't have a clue who I am. I'm just one of 50 people 
he sees a day." '"'^ 

• "My primary-care doctor is my hero: If he hadn't been so thorough, I , 
wouldn't have known i had cancer until n was too late. If it had been 
my previous nightmare of a doctor, he would have just sent me home 
indicating the problem was all in my head." 

• "On my first visit I told my doctor I had bad headaches, maybe migraines. 
She replied, 'Did you go to medical school?" I replied *no,' and then she 
said. Then how can you diagnose yourself? In my office, I tell the patiente 
what is wrong with them. You're fine; take some aspirin.' " 



asking questions. "The doctor I used 
to go to always seemed so harried and 
rushed that I ne\"er wanted to ask any- 
thing that wasn't absolutely neces- 
sary." says Mary Chapman, a 
paralegal in Alexandria. Mrginia. 
".And \vhen I did ask. his responses 
tended to be curt." (Chapman has 
since switched to another primary- 
care physician.) Sirrulaih'. you may not 
want to \-oIunteer infomiarion out of 
emban^assment or on the assumption 
that "she's the doctor, she should tell 
me" which in mm inliibits die doctor's 
ability- to diagnose the problem. Also, 
in a tense situation invohing a gloom\" 
diagnosis, for instance, a patient can 
become too frightened, disaacted or 
upset to pay proper attention to what 
the doctor is saving. For this reason, 
many experts recommend bringing 
along a fiiend or famil\" member. 

For dieii" part, doctors tend to use 
jargon or clinical language, radier than 
plainspoken English, when talking to 
patients. "\\'e physicians tend to o\-er- 



estimate how much patients are unde 
standing." acknowledges Dea 
Schillinger. M.D.. an associate profe; 
sor of medicine at the Universit\' c 
California. San Francisco, and Sa 
Fi-ancisco General Hospital. "We thin] 
we're speaking clearly, but we may nr 
be. and patients tend not to tell ii 
when they're confused." 

Most notoriously, doctors some 
times seem to lack "a good bedsid 
manner." often coming across aj 
bnisque, o\erly blunt or even mde 
"A lot of physicians, especially in the 
more elite fields such as surgery; don't 
relate that well to people,"" concedes 
Dr. Soden. "Tliey" *.e been focused on 
medicine since diey were teens and of- 
ten lack life experience. And \ridi so 
much science to cover in die medical 
school cuniculum. the subject of inter- 
personal relations gets neglected."" 

There's also the problem of doctors 
who come off as arrogant. It takes an 
a\"erage of only 23 seconds for a doc- 
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patient is talking, a 1*)99 study Ln The 
Jounud ()/ t/ie Amrriain Medical Assocuif ion 
found. (On tlic blight side, tliis is five 
seconds longer than in 1984.) Thiow 
out a qutsiion about M.D.s to a group 
of women and. between groans and 
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dan. for example, or my mother's doc- 
tor. I get pretty asserri\e." 

HOW TO BE A 
BETTER PATIENT 
If women have horror stories to tell, 
so do physicians. Doctors ha\e their 
ovvTi set of legitimate complaints: One 
is when padents show up late for ap- 



Don't wait till you're walking out 

the doctor's door to raise the big 

question you've wanted to ask 



thim their patients", their never follow- 
ing up or returning a phone call, and 
their condescending or impatient atti- 
tude toward their patients' concerns. 
"I once asked my doctor a question 
about a new drug that was featured 
on a morning talk show." recounts 
Marv' Jean Wyatt, a public-relations 
consultant in New York City. "He 
said. 'The single biggest waste of 
physicians" time stems from health sto- 
ries covered on TV7 I started looking 
for a new doctor the moment I left his 
office." Odier women repon their doc- 
tors' exasperation at their culling 
reams of infomiation from the Inter- • 
net and presenting it during theu" ap- 
pointments. 

"Most doctors just seem so full of 
themselves."" says Demer teacher Kadi- 
leen Sandler. Her worst experiences, 
though, have not been with her own 
doctors (witli whom she is generally 
happy), but with her children"s and 
parents". Literestingly. Siuidlcr— echoing 
the experience of other women— savs 
she finds it easier to stand up to doc- 
tors on family members' behalf than 
on her ov\ii. "Somehow, w hen I'm die 
patient, I tend to clam up." she sa%"s. 
"But il Tm talking to the kids" pediani- 



pointments— which could be chalked 
up to theii" lack of faith that the doctor 
will e\er be on time. Another is not 
follov\ing instructions (known in the 
trade as "noncompliance"), such as 
not bothering to get prescriptions 
filled or take medications properly. 
Other doctor pet pee\es include pa- 
tients" failure to be up-front about 
habits such as smoking, dioig-taking 
and drinking: when they self-medicate 
with home remedies or herbal medi- 
cines: or when diey show up scared to 
death by inaccurate medical informa- 
tion they'\e found on the ^\'eb. 

A surprisingly common offense, 
say doctors, is the "by the way" com- 
ment, when die patient finally gets up 
the courage, at die last minute, to ask 
The Big Qiiestion. "I will ha\e exam- 
ined die patient, wiitten her prescrip- 
tions and am about to usher her out 
the door when she'll sav. "Bv the wa}". 
doc. I've been ha\ ing chest pains." " 
says Dana M. Simpler. M.D.. an in- 
ternist in Baltimore. Maiyland. "The 
scheduled 15 minutes of time are up. 
but cleaiiy I cannot let such a serious 
complaint go unevaluated. So I now 
ha\"e to ask all the chest pain ques- 
tions, have m\- assistant get an EKG. 



determine if the complaint ^varra 
referral to a specialist or further td 
or even hospitalization. I havel 
keep all my other patients waitj 
longer. .And all I can think is. "VXl 
didn't she mention it first thing?" 

On a broader level, many patiej 
ha\e wholly unrealistic expectatiol 
says Dr. Legato. "Patients need to 
derstand that the physician is 
there to relie\'e all sufferins \sith 
immediate intervention." she says, 
best, a physician can make an acd 
rate"^sessment of what might be 
ing 'on and recommendations abo 
ho\\" it might be fixed. AcmaUy fixi 
it depends on the patient. I've had 
tients become furious when I've to 
them they need a series of tests th 
will in\ol\'e days away from wor 
They'll say. "I can't afford this.' or 
can't take the time.' or 'This will d 
Ript my life.' That may be true. But 
ahvays explain that it is not in 
power to cure them alone. We ne( 
cooperation from them. As with 
much else in life. }Ou get what you 
\est: money, time, effort, attitude." 

GET THE MOST OUT OF 
YOUR DOCTOR VISITS 

WTiile all of us may wish that healt 
care were different, there's litde mos 
of us can do to change it. That's wh 
it is in e\er\' woman's interest to figur 
out ho\v she can maximize the pre 
cious time she spends with her docto 
and thus enhance die ox^erall qualit\- 
her care. Here are eight guideline 
e\en- \vomaii should keep in mind. 

1. Provide your doctor with af 
complete background and thoi « 
ough healdi liiston.-. 

2. "Trust your own health radar,' 
says Philadelphia internist Marit 
Savard. M.D.. who maintains a Web 
site (u'U'U'.dnaz'ard.com) on women's 
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INOICAilONS AND USAGE ''ROCRiT " (Epoetin alfa) is iiidicaleri lof the treatment ot anemia in patients with nonmyeloid malignancies wtiefe anema 
■, i.'i.- ■•-I iti(; i;li.> I 01 1 ijiicomilantly ii'liiiinisterecl chemotherapy, PROCRIT is indicated to decrease the need for transfusions m patients wtx) Viiil tie 
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laiiiiis such <js iioii 01 folali; dijIiLiuiiLie;, licmolvois, or gastrointestinal bleeding, which should be managed appropnatelv, CONTRAINDICATIONS 
l-'HUCRU iS(»iiliaiiKlicnled m nitiniL wilii 1; UiiLiinlrolled hypertension, 2) Known hypersensitivity to mammalian cell-denved products; 3) Knc'/n 
hyporsensilmly lo Alhiimiii (Hunuiiii WARNINGS Pediatric Use: The multidose preserved formulation contains benzyl alcohol. Benzyl alcohol has oesr. 
(epoited to hr- .issociated wilh an increased incidence ol neurological and other complications in premature infants, which are sometimes fatai Pure 
Red Cell Aplasia Puie red cell aplasia (PRCA). in association wilh neutralizing antibodies to native erythropoietin, has been obser;ed in patients treated 
with if.Tombiiianl erythropoietins, PRCA has been reported in a limited number ol patients exposed to PROCRIT This has been reported predominantly 
in piiit'iils with CRI- Any palient with loss of response to PROCRIT should be evaluated for the etiology of loss of effect {see PRECAUTIONS: Lack or 
1 OSS of Response], PROCRIT should be discontinuetl in any patient with evidence of PRCA and the patient evaluated for the presence of bircir- : i' : 
neutralizing antibodies to PROCRIT native erytliropoietin. and any other recombinant erythropoietin administered to the patient. Amgen'Orthc - ;■-.- ■ 
Products, LP should be cunlacled to assist in this evaluation. In patients with PRCA secondary to neutralizing antibodies to erythropoietin, F:=, JC.=.: 
sliould not be administered and such patients should not be switched to another product as anti-etythropoietin antbodies aoss-read with ottief 
orytliiopoielins (see ADVERSE REACTIONS), PRECAUTIONS Tiie parenteral administration ol any biologic product should be attended by approonate 
firecautions in case allergic oi other untoward reactions occur (see CONTRAINDICATIONS), In clinical trials, while transient rashes were occasKxialty 
observed concurrently with PROCRIT therapy, no senous allergic or anaphylactic reactions were reported. (See ADVERSE REACTIONS for more 
inloimation legaiding allergic reactions.) Tlie safety and efficacy of PROCRIT therapy have not been established in patients with a knaw histofy of a 
seizure disorder or underlying hematologic disease (eg, sickle cell anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, or hypercoagulabie disorders) In some female 
patients, menses have resumed following PROCRIT therapy; the possibility of pregnancy should be discussed and the need (or contraception evaluated 
Hematology: Exacerbation ot porphyria has been obsen/ed rarely in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) treated with PROCRIT Ha.v&er, PROCRTr 
has not caused increased urinary excretion of porphynn metabolites in normal volunteers, even in the presence of a rapid erythropoiefc response. 
Nevertheless. PROCRIT stiould be used with caution in patients witti known porphyna. In preclinical studies in dogs and rats, but not in monkeys. 
PROCRIT therapy was assaialed with subclinical bone manow fibrosis. Therefore, cancer patients should have hematocrit (HOT) measured once a 
week (OW) until HCl has been stabilized, and mea.sured penodically thereafter Lack or Loss of Response: II the patient fails to respond or to maintain 
a response to doses within tlie recommended dosing range, the following etiologies should be considered and evaluated 1 1 Iron defidency: Virtually all 
patients will eventually require supplemental iron therapy (see Iron Evaluation), 2) Underlying infectious, inflammatory, or malignant processes, 3| Occult 
blood loss, 4) Underlying hematologic diseases (le, thalassemia, refractory anemia, or other myelodysplastic disorders). 5) Vitamin deficiencies: folic acid 
or vitamin B12, 6) Hemolysis, 7) Aluminum intoxication, 8) Osteitis fibrosa cystica. In the absence of another etiology, the patient should be e\'alLiated 
(or evidence of PRCA and sera should be tested for the presence of antibodies to recombinant erythropoietins. Iron Evaluation: During PROCRIT 
theiapy, absolute or functional iron deficiency may develop. Functional iron deficiency, with normal fenitin levels but low transfemn saturation, is 
liresumably due to the inal)ility to mobilize iron stores rapidly enough to support incieased erythropoiesis Transfemn saturation should be at least 20='a 
and fenitin should be at least 100 nci/niL, Prior to and during PROCRIT therapy the patient's iron status, including transfemn saturaton (serum iron 
divided by iron binding capacity) and seaim femtin, should be evaluated. Virtually all patients will evenluallv require supplemental Ton to increase or 
maintain transfemn saturation to levels which will adequately support erythropoiesis slimulatetl bv PROCRIT Drug Interactions: ';.:' e, ue-'ce ct 
interaction ol PROCRiT with other dmgs was observed in the course ot clinical trials Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, and Impairment of Fertility: 
Carcinogenic potential ot PROCRIT has not been evaluated. PROCRIT does not induce bacterial gene mutation (Ames Test), chronKisofnal aterral'ais 
in mammalian cells, micronuclei in mice, or gene mutation at the HGPRT locus In male and female rats treated intravenously (IV) wrth PROCRfT. there 
was a trend tor slightly increased fetal wastage at doses of 1 00 and 500 U/kg. Pregnancy Category C: PROCRIT has t)een shown to have aAerse 
elfects in rats when given in doses 5 limes the human dose. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. PROCRfT should 
be used dunng pregnancy only if potential benefit luslifies the potential risk lo the letus In studies in female rats, there v.«re decreases in body weight 
gaiii, delays in appearance ol alidominal tiair, delayed eyelid opening, delayed ossification, and decreases in the number of caudal vertebrae in the F1 
fetuses of the 500 U/kg group In female rats treated IV there was a trenri for slightly increased fetal wastage at doses of 100 and 500 LH<g, 
Nursing Mothers: Postnatal observations of ttie live offspring (F1 generation) of female rats treated with PROCRfT during gestation and ladatKXi 
revealed decreases in body weight gain, delays in appearance of abdominal hair, eyelid opening, and decreases in the number of caudal vertebrae in 
the Fl tetuses ol tlie 500 UAg group. It is not known whether PROCRIT is excreted in human milk Because many dmgs are excreted in human milk, 
caution should be exercised when PROCRIT is administered to a nursing woman. Pediatric Use: See WARNINGS, Pediatnc Use. Pedatric Cancer 

Patients on Chemotherapy Published literature has reported the use ol PROCRIT in approximately 64 anemic pediatnc cancer patients ages f ~' 

lo 18 years, treated with 25 to 300 U/kg subcutaneously (SO) or W, 3 to 7 times per week Increases in hemoglobin and decreases in r.- 
requirements were noted Hypertension: Hypertension, associated with a significant increase in HOT has been noted rarely in cancer patie-;; ; _:■.; ^ 
with PROCRIT Nevertheless, blood pressure (BP) in patients treated with PROCRIT should be monitored carelully. particularly in patients with an 
underiying histoid of hypertension or cardiovascular disease Seizures: In double-blind, placebo-controlled tnals, 3.2% (N=2/63) of patients treated 
with PROCRIT and 2,9% (N=2/68) ol placebo-treated patients had seizures. Seizures in 1 6% (N=1/63) ol patients treated with PROCRIT ocoin^ in 
ttie context ol a signilicant increase in BP and HCT trom baseline values. However, both patients treated with PROCRIT also had underlying CNS 
(jathology which may have been related to seizure activity Thrombotic Events, In double-blind, placebo-controlled tnals, 3 2°o (N=2/63) of patients 
lieated with PROCRIT and 1 1 8% (N=8/68) ol placebo-treated patients had thrombotic events (eg. pulmonary' embolism, cerebro^'ascular accident). 
Growth Factor Potential: PROCRIT is a growth laclor that primarily stimulates red cell production However, ttie possibility' tliat PROCRfT can act as a 
growth laclor lor any tumor type, particularly myeloid malignancies, cannot be excluded ADVERSE REACTIONS Immunogeniclty As with all 
therapeutic proteins, there is the potential lor inimunogenicit\' Cases of antibody-induced PRCA ;n patients treated v.iiri lecombinam human 
erythropoietins have been described in publications Very rare occurrences of PRCA and the presence of antibodies with neutralizing activity' tave been 
reported since market introduction ol PROCRIT in the United States (see WARNINGS Pure Red Cell Aplasia) Cases have been otiser\'ed in patients 
treated by both SC and IV routes of administration. Among reported cases where the route of administration is knavn. PR(ii\ has been oteerved more 
with SC administration ttian IV administration. The incidence ol antibody fomiation is highly dependent on tlie sensiti\it\' and specificity' oi the assay 
Additionally the observed incidence ol aniibody posilivity m an assay niay be mliuenced by several factors including sample iiandling. timing of sample 
collection, concomitant medications, and underiying disease For these reasons, companson ot the ixidence ol antibodies to PROCRIT v^th the 
incidence ot antibodies lo other products may be misleading Ad.erse expenences reported in clinical trials vjith PROCRrr m canca patients were 
consistent with tlie underiying disease state. In double-blind piaceDo-controiied studies of up to 3-months duration imotving 131 cancer patients, 
adverse events wilh an incidence >10% in either patients treatal .•,:•■, PROCRIT or placebo-treated patients were as indicated below. Percent of 
Patients Reporting Event: Event followed by Patients Treated )iVith PROCr- ; ,M --63) tirst. Placebo-Treated Patients (N=68i second: P^Texia 29^'o. 1 9%; 
Dianhea 2l%,a 7%, Nausea I7%,b 32%; Vomiting 17%. 16%, Ede:'\; ' "' • 1%, Asthenia 13%, 16%; Fatigue 13%, 15%; Shortness of Breath 
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'P=0,017 Although some statistically significant differences between patio: --Mied with PROCRfT and placetw-treated patients were noted, the 
overall safety profile of PROCRIT appeared to be consistent with the disease y: ■ ■ 
label therapy in which patients (N=72 for total exposure to PROCRfT) were treo' ' 
experience prolile ol PROCRIT was consistent with "lie progression of advanced i , ', 
patients treated with PROCRIT and placebo-treated patients who discontinued the-;;;' 
and 1 3%, respectively; P=0 25), the clinical outcome in :'<ii:eni-s 'L-eated with PRC . 
data Irom animal tumor models and measurement ot pnoiiteiat on of solid tuma cei 
that PROCRIT does not potentiate tumor growth. Nevertheless as a g-ovvth factor the :vs^5 d ' ry that PROCRIT may potentiate grwth of some tumors, 
particularly myeloid tumors, cannot be excluded, A randomi'ed controlled Phase iV st>j. « currenft' ongoing to furtfier e.'aiuate this issue. The mean 
peripheral white blood cell count was unclianged following PROCRTf theiapy cwiu -^i to t^e conesponding wlue m placebo-treated group. 
Overdosage: The maximum amount of PROCRIT that can be safely administered in s -3 c- a multiple doses has not been detemnned. Doses 
ol up to 1 500 U/kg 3 times weekly (TIW) tor 3 to 4 weeks have tee'i administered to a.:.,'--' -'.rnout any direct toxic effects of PROCRTT itself 
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RECIPES AND FOOD 
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TEXT BY CAROLINE STANLEY 



How do you turn a lazy summer day 
into an aflcrnoon your little one will 
never forget? Throw a fish-themed 
birthday party, and the kids arc sure to 
fall for it hook, line and sinker. Send 
\ out aquatic-themed invitations, or 

make your own fish-shaped invites out 

of bright construction paper. At the 

■K party, get into the spirit by handing 

.^^, out personalized "tackle boxes'" filled 

with edible goodies such as Goldfish 
'^' trail mix and fish-shaped sandwiches. 
Decorate picnic tables in sea green 
and aqua, using fishing weights to 
hold down the tablecloth. Make un- 
usual party favors— and creative cen- 
terpieces—by placing individual 
fishbowls filled with small, glass mar- 
bles down the center of the table. 
When it's time to head down to the 
water, remember that it might be difficult for younger kids to bait a hook, 
cast a line and reel in a fish on their own, so party goers will need adult su- 
pervision. II real fishing is not possible-or simply too ambitious-consider 
setting up a "Hook the Fish" game where children are blindfolded and giv- 
en a cardboard hook to snare their own prize. When it's time for dessert, 
feed vour tired sea dogs a slice of drcani)- devil's food chocolate cake-deco- 
rated with candies to look like a fish, of course-and your child's birthday is 
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Frost cake one day ahead and 

decorate on the day of the 

party with halved gummy apple 

rings, jelly beans, sour gummy 

dots and sugar sprinkles 



Criidite with Hummus Dip 

Serves 8 

Prep time: 10 mm Total time: 25 mm 

kittliiu lilt: ](iii ((III ptrJHiiv our Iwaltliy 
liiimmii.s up to two day.s ahead and the 
iriidite.s a iluy ahead of time. To keep the 
veggie.s from drying out, -wrap them in damp 
paper toioeLs and store in resealable plcustic 
/>ag.\ m the repigerator. 

2 yellow bell peppers 
4 medium carrots 

4 large celery ribs 

1 can (19 oz.) chickpeas, rinsed 
and drained 

5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 

♦ Cut sides from peppers. With a small 
fish-shapc vegetable or cookie cutter, 
cut oiu l(i fish. Peel canots. Cut carrots 
and celeiy into 3 x ' 4-inch sucks. 

♦ Puree chickpeas in a food processor 
with oil and juice until smooth. 
Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
Serve at room temperature. Makes 
about IV2 cups. 

Per serving: 145 calories, 1.5 g saturated 
fat, 109 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrates, 
35 mg calcium, 4 g fiber 

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Serves 8 

Prep time: 10 min Total time: 15 min 

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V2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 

Put all inoTedients in a food processor 
aiid pulse luitil fmely chopped but not 
smooth. Transfer mixture to a bo\\l. 
Makes about 1*4 cups. 

Per serving (2 tablespoons): 140 calories, 
5 g saturated fat, 176 mg sodium, 1 g 
carbohydrates, 148 mg calcium, g fiber 

Goldfish Trail Mix 

Serves 8 

Prep time: 15 min Total time: 15 min 

Kitchen cue: Add the sesame sticks and 
Goldpsh crackers just before .ietvingso they 
stay ciisp. lou canjind sesame sticks, which 
are aboid 1 to 2 inches in length, at health- 
food stores or s{)ecialty^ood .diof)s. 

1 cup Goldfish crackers 
V-i cup salted roasted peanuts 
V4 cup diced dried pineapple 
V4 cup diced dried apricots 
Vj cup diced dried mango or 

papaya 
'/.: cup sesame sticks 

Combine .ill intrredients in a bowl 



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and toss ^vell to combine. Makes 
about 5 cups. 

Per serving: 290 calories, 1.5 g saturate 
fat, 220 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate 
42 mg calcium, 4 g fiber 

Chocolate Puddir 
VVilPi Gummy Worms 

Serves 8 

Prep time: 15 min Total time: 50 n 

Kitihen cue: If you as.<>emble pudding cup-. : 
advance, do it no more than a day ahead • 
the cookie mnnbs will get sogg): To saiv /;-• 
yon can aho use .<,tore-boiight fmdding. 

16 gummy worms 

Vs cup sugar 

V3 cup unsweetened cocoa 

powder, not Dutch processed 
74 teaspoon salt 
V3 cup hot water 
3 oz. finely chopped bitterswee 
chocolate 
3 72 cups half and half 
3 \/2 tablespoons cornstarch 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
36 (8 oz.) chocolate wafer cookn 
ground fine in a food processd 
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classroom, sometimes even a new 
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excitmg but also scary and over- 
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domg the things your family likes 
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hopes and dreams are, but what do 
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good time to encourage their inter- 
ests as well as address any fears or 
anxieties tliey may have about 
returning to school. On a practical 
note, if the kids have been staying 
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before school starts. Plan some play 
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make the transition easier. Talk to 
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age and share tips. Finally, now 
that the kids are going back to 
school, don't forget to spend a little 
more time on yourself 



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Watch foi back-lo- 
school sales, shop eaily. 
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Place one gummy worm in a little 
astic cup (about 5 oz.) so that it 
uls up and around the inside of cup. 
epeat with 7 more gmnmy worms 
id plastic cups in same manner. 
Whisk together in a 4-quart heavy 
lucepan sugar, cocoa and salt, 
radually whisk in hot water imti 
nooth. Bring mixture to a boil over 
loderate heat, whisking constantly. 
Remove the pan from heat, add 
locolate and let stand 1 minute. 
V^hisk the chocolate until it's melted 
nd smooth. Whisk in 3 cups ha 
nd half. 

Whisk together in a bowl remaining 
I cup half and half and cornstarch 
ntil smooth. 

■ Whisk cornstarch mixture into 
aucepan until smooth, return pan to 
loderate heat and cook, whisking 
ently but constantly until pudding 
legins to thicken, about 5 to 8 
ninutes. Reduce heat and bring lo a 
immer, whisking constantly imtil 
hickened, 1 to 2 minutes moie. 
lemove pan from heat and whisk in 
'anilla. Let mixture cool slightly, 
vhisking, about 5 minutes. 
> Fill cups, alternating layers ol 
)udding and ground cookies, 
jeginning and ending with ground 
;ookies (about 2 tablespoons groimd 
:ookie in first layer, then 3 
;ablespoons pudding, then 2 





tablespoons cookie, 2 tablespoons 
pudding and 1 tablespoon cookie). 
and luck in a giunmy worm hallway. 
♦ Keep puddings chilled and covered 
ibr at least 1 hoiu' and up to 1 day. 

Per serving: 440 calories, 11 g saturated 
fat, 282 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrates, 
134 mg calcium, 3 g fiber 

CONllNHKO 



The kids will feel like 
they're under the 
sea when you serve 
gelatin cups filled with 
swimming gummy fish 
(above). To prepare, 
pour blue gelatin into 
individual plastic 
cups. When it appears 
about to set, slide a 
fish into the cup and 
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"h, '■' rish," a new 

spin on "Pin the Tail on 

the Donkey" (right) 



Devil's Food C^ ce 

Cake With r 
Frosting 

Serves 8 to 10 

Prep time: 50 mm Total time: 2/2 hrs 

kilduii (iir: )im uin make this teiuhr aikc 11/) 
ti) hoo (lays (ihnul. Cool it (omplctt-ly, wrap 
well ill plastic and store in a (ool plmc. The 
pavor of the laki 
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For cake: 

1 cup unsweetened cocoa 
powder, not Dutch processed 

1 cup boiling water 

2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely 
chopped 

72 cup (4 oz.) sour cream 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
1 '/2 cups all-purpose flour 
1 '/a teaspoons baking soda 
'/2 teaspoon salt 
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened 

1 cup granulated sugar 
Vs cup light brown sugar 

2 large eggs 

For frosting: 

2 blocks (8 oz.) chilled cream 
cheese 

1 '/2 sticks ui^salted butter, softened 

3 cups confectioners' sugar 
2 teaspoons vanilla extract 

4 drops sky blue nontoxic food 
coloring 

Make cake: 

♦ Preheat oven to 35()°F. and line the 
bottom of 2 l)uttcrcd 9 \ 2-inch round 
cake p.uis with parchnieni paper. 
Butter [)a]ier and dii'<t pans with tloui. 
knocking out excess. 

♦ Whisk together coco.i and boiHng 
water in a niediiun l)owl until sniootli. 
Add chocolate and let stand 1 'nnitites. 
W'liisk ehocokite uiuil melted and 
smooth. Add sour cream and \ iinilla 
and whisk until smooth. 

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and sitlt until combined well. Beat 
together butter and sugars in a large 
bowl with ail electric mixer until fluff}'. 
Add eggs 1 at a time, beatmg ^vell after 
each addition, until combined well. On 
low speed, add floiu' mixture and 
cocoa mixture alternately in batches, 
beginning and ending widi flour 
mLxtiue. until just combined. 

♦ Pour batter evenl\' between die 
prepareti cake pans (about 2^2 cups per 
panl and smoodi tops. Bake cakes in 
middle of o\en until a cake tester 
conies out clean, about 25 to 30 
minutes. Transfer pans to a rack and 
let cool 5 minutes. Run a diiii knife 
around edges of pans and invert cakes 
onto racks. Peel off paper and reui\ert 
layers right side up. Let cakes cool 
completeh' on racks. 

♦ \\'ith a sharp knife, cut a quarter 

\\ edge from 1 cake round ;md dien cut 
it through die middle horizontally to 
create 2 tliin layers. Use diese layers to 
iorm 1 side fin and a mouth for fish. 
Cut remaining Li cake rotmd 
dccorati\ely into 2 fins itop and tail). 
Make Jrcisting: 



♦ Beat cream cheese in a lai'ge bo\ 
with an electric mLxer until fluffy. , 
Add butter, and beat until smooth, i 
Slo^vl)- beat in confectioners" sugar c 
lo\v speed until smooth, and stu^ in 
vanilla and food coloring until no 
streaks remain. 

♦ Transfer ^4 cup of frosting to a bo\N 
With a spatula, spread cake round 
%\ith a diin coat of frosting (this will 
keep cmnibs from getting into }'Our 
top frosting later). Attach diick fins to 
top and one edge of cake (see photo 
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Melissa, who look, so cozy and afiectionate on our cover 
(photographed by the inimitable Mark. Liddelli. its posi- 
tivelv contasjious. 

Laura Brounstein. Laiiies ' Home Journal s entertainment 
editor, certiiinly felt caught up in their glow wlien she spent 
time widi the neaily newlyweds at our cover shoot. Laura 
was the obvious choice to do die couple's intei-view. since 
she has been a FrknuL fanauc since day one. and she was so 
familial" with ever\' episode diat even Matt was suuined— 
and impressed. What was the couple really like in person.^ 
"Matt has somehow managed to stav reall\' CTOunded and 
really grateRil for ever\thing." says Laura, who is giatefiil 
herself that Matt will stay a small-screen sweetie in liis 
much-andcipated fall sitcom. Joe\. "Waxx is quick to say liis 
happiness is all due to Melissa. They seem to so enjoy each 
other and suppoit each other. Together, they really create 
an atmosphere of waniidi and fun. tempered with a seri- 
ous respect for hard work." Tlie best part for Laura.-' "See- 
ins; this studlv 211V. wearine cool-aoiv blue sundasses and 
cooing over liis 7-nionth-old daughters baby toes. I mean, 
it just doesn't get any se.xier." 

Speaking of kids, can you believe it's soon time to ship 

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To get the \vhole family in 
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the same way again. The other article. "What Even 
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bone health.^ Yesterday. Last yeai". And in fact, if you have 
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"I've been unhappy for a long time, but ne\er allowed 
myself to acknowledge it," said a wistful Kate. 45. "But no\v 
that it's just the two of us. this emptiness won't go a\vay. 



"Phil and I have been togetlier for 
23 years. Our son, Ben. is a junior in 
colle2:e. and Mesr CTaduated from hisih 
school in June. She's less independent 
than Ben. and I'm worried about how 
she'll manage at college. I'm upset 
enough about havins; them both oone; 
the fact that I feel as if I'm living with 
a stranger makes it worse. My hus- 
band and I occup)' the same house, 
but we're emotionally alienated. We 
used to have such rich conx-ersarioiis— 
about plays, 'books, current events— 
but there are days now when we 
barely speak to each other. 

"Frankly. I'm scared. Everyone 
keeps telling me how free I should 
feel, but I don't see it that wa\'. I was 
very good at beiirg a mom. Now. a pe- 
riod in my life that I lo\ed is o\'er. I'm 
just so sad: I'll be someplace like the 
supermarket, and the tears will stan. 

"Beins a great wife and mother was 
mv lifelons: dream. E\en as a 2,"irl I 



\o\sed ne\er to get di\"orced because I 
knew the pain of a broken home. My 
parents split up when I was 3. and I 
mo\ed with my father from Delaware 
to North Carolina. I gathered that 
Mom had had an affaii-. but Dad re- 
frised to talk about it. I didn't see her 
until I was 12. when she stopped 
briefly on her \\-ay to Miami. CK'er the 
years. I cried to have a relationship 
with her. but it was hopeless. I've final- 
ly gi\"en up. It all happened long ago. 
but I still feel diis intense anger-at my 
dad for taking me away from mv 
mother and at her for letting liim do it. 
"I met Pliil die summer after I giiid- 
uated college. I was working at die lo- 
cal libi"ar\". Phil came m-he was fi-oni 
Boston and \isicing his grandmodier 
in North Carolina— and I felt an in- 
stant spark. He \N'as chamiing. fumi\' 
and cute in an all-.\mcrican wa\-. He 
imited me to dinner and. a week later, 
asked me to man"\- him. 1 accepted. 

BY MARGERY D. ROSEN 








but knew my dad and stepmother 
would flip out. So we had a long- 
distance romance for six months be 
fore breaking the news. WTien we did. 
my folks were delighted. Phil had just 
completed his engineeiing degree and 
had a job in Ne\v \brk. I moved up 
noitli. and we found a small house in 
the suburbs. Ben was bom the follow- 
ing year, and we agreed I'd sta\' home. 
Meg was bom thiee \eai-s later. 



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"I threw myself into motherhood. I 
sewed the kids' Halloween costumes 
myself— no store-bought masks for my 
children-baked cookies, decorated 
the house for every holiday. But it 
was hard to be both Mom and Wife. 
Phil is a great dad, but we'd quaiTel 
because he'd want us to go awa)' to- 
gether for a weekend, and I felt un- 
comfortable leaving the kids with 
someone. On weekends, he wanted 



peace and quiet, but I loved the hub- 
bub of having our kids" friends run- 
ning in and out. 

"But as the kids got older and 
wanted to spend more time with their 
friends and less with us, I sensed that 
Phil and I were drifting apart. Our 
lovemaking was less passionate, and 
wc rarely had the deep conversations 
we once thrived on. When I tried to 
discuss this. Phil brushed me off. 



" Evei')one thinks Phil is the nicest 
guy, and with other people, he is. But 
with me, he'll rant for hours. The 
night I forgot to turn off the car 
headliajhts and drained the batters', 
he was so furious I thought he'd have 
a coronary. And talk about road 
rage! God help the driver who cuts 
off Phil; he'll tailgate him for miles 
just to teach him a lesson. 

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what I want. Just the other day. I said 
I wanted a coffee ice-creain cone, but 
he came back with a different flavor 
he thought I should try instead. 
Okay, that's petty. Ijut I hate his pre- 
suming lie knows nie better liian I do. 
And I wish I had a nickel for even' 
time he's said he'd be someplace at a 
certain time but showed up late. Last 
week, after I had a root canal, I wiiit- 
ed 45 minutes for him to pick me up. 

"Ive tried everything to improve 
our marriage. I've gone to other ther- 
apists; Phil came once, then refiised to 
return. I've read self-help books. I've 
cajoled liim to talk. But Phil will ckny. 
deny, deny until a problem hits him 
over the head— even now. when he's 
clearly sad about Meg's lea\'ing, too. 

"He's just so unemotional, and I'm 
so lonely. I don't want to separate, but 
I don't want to live like this, eitlier." 

"Kate's right. I am sad. I never 
thought die kids' leaving would affect 
me this way." said Phil. 47. a soft\vare 
engineer for an investment firm. "I 
look at their bab\' pictures and want 
to turn back time. 

"I'm not comfortable with counsel- 
ing. The one time we went. I was 
constandy on the hot seat. But I want 
to be happy as much as Kate does. 
She has always brought out the best 
in me. She digs deep, tries to get me 
to communicate. I'm not good at that. 

"But I do resent the way she 
blames me for everything wTong in 
our mairiage. She's always been con- 
troUing-whether it's what mo\-ie to 
see or whether to go away for a week- 
end, the decision is in her hands. Just 
once, it would be nice do what /want. 

"Kate also holds gnadges. I mean, 
she's still talking about that ice-cream 
cone! Was that a federal offense.-* I 
genuinely thought she'd like to ay a 
new flavor. AikI I know I messed up 



vvidi the dcnust. But it's not as if she 
was standing in the pouring rain: she 
was in a comfortable waiting room 
with a book. There should be a stat- 
ute of limitations on the amount of 
time I'm condemned for these things. 

"I know I get angry too easily, es- 
peciall}' when I'm dri\ing. but Kates 
anxieties make me 
crazy. I'm worried 
about Meg. too, but 
I can't spend every 
wakin? minute dis- 
cussing even.' possi- 
ble thing that could 
go vvTong. Kate starts 
her day anxious! 

"I \%'as raised out- 
side of Boston. My 
family-Dad. Mom. 
my older sister and I— li^'ed in a three- 
bedroom apajtment abo\e the drug- 
store Dad owned. My mom was a 
school secretary". I got interested in 
computers in the early 1980s, 
switched from industrial engineering 
to software progiamming, and was 
hired by a large Xew York firm. I 
worked there for 15 years, btit in the 
earh' 1990s, the company was forced 
to make layoffs, and I was one of 
them. I was out of work for sc\"en 
months before I got my cuirent job. It 
was a \eiy tough time. I felt I was let- 
ting my family down. 

"Kate is the *, lest \voman I've 
ever known. My ni. ning her \vas 
pure good luck. I was \ isiting mv 
giandmother. and she asked me to 
retimi a book to the librar\' where 
Kate was working. It was lo\"e at fii'st 
sight for me. She diought I ^vas kid- 
ding when I asked her to marr^' me 
so soon, but I couldn't have been 
more serious. I wanted kids right 
a\vay, too. And she's wrong aboiu 
the peace and quiet: I liked ha\ing 
kids hang out at our place: it's just 



found it 

hard to be 

emotionalK 

intimate" 



that I also \%'anted private time \vith 
my wife. We're the only couple 
kno^\" who've ne\'er once been away 
for a weekend alone. 

"For a long time, I was so caught] 
up with work I didn't realize we had 
drifted apart. Kate may have vo\ved 
to be a good mother, but I vowed to 
be a good pro\"ider 
so that my family 
wouldn't have to 
worry about every 
cent the way- my 
folks did. ^V'hen 
Kate complained. I 
didn't pay attention. 
I figured she was 
o\"erreacting because 
of her lonely child- 
hood. 
"Id lo\e to get back to the way wt 
were. But I'U be honest: There's a lot 
about Kate I don't like anymore. 
She's always nagging me or the kids 
about something. But I swear. I am 
totally committed to our marriage." 

"Kate and Phils simation is not 

imcommon." said the counselor "For 
years, the^" focused their energies on 
raising a family, and their busy days 
shielded them from the full impact of 
their marital troubles. But as their 
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leav^ing them sad and unmoored. 

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when a child departs for college. 
Wliedier it's their first child or their 
fomth. couples are often surprised by 
the intensity of their feelings. But 
e\'enone reacts differendy. 

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need to control her husband and chil- 
dren through nagging. 

"After only one session. Kate and 
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them that there was nothing specifi- 
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relationship simply needed to change 
to fit this new life stage. 

"One key step for this couple was 
to learn to voice tlieir opinions with- 
out blaming or accusing. I also ex- 
plained that anger builds slowly. The 
first time Phil was late. Kate might 
have felt resentfvd but swallowed her 
fi-ustration and said nothing. Yet each 
subsequent episode added more fuel 
until she was left with a profound 
sense that her husband didn't care 
about hen I told Kate, You're mak- 
ing too big a leap," and advised her to 
tr\' hard not to make cosmic general- 
izations from small incidents. "Toler- 
ate the wTong-fiavor ice cream, and 
focus on the fact that Phil lo\'es you 
and tries to do the right thing, even 
though he sometimes slips up,' I said. 

■■Raised in a family that never dis- 
cussed personal feelings. Phil found it 
hard to share even minor aspects of 
his day, let alone engage in the kind 
of heartfelt conversations Kate righdy 
expected. He even had trouble being 
casually intimate— holding her hand, 
putting an drm arotmd her shoulder 
■Such gestures are the gltie that holds 
couples together,' I said. ■Phil needs to 
find a way to feel comfortable while 
reaching out so bottled-up feelings 
don't come out in angiA- e.xplosions." 

"Realizing that this tendency was 
destroyiiig their intimacy. Phil worked 
with me on ancer manasrement. The 



first step was to iden- 
tify physical sensa- 
rions-a dghtening in 
his neck or clcncliing 
in his jaw-that sig- 
naled anger. Then 
we targeted the spe- 
cific issues that pro- 
voked him, with him 
jotting down in a 
notebook the mo- 
ments he felt irritat- 
ed. Tune and again. 
Kate's obsessing 
abotu the kids trig- 
srered negative reac- 




"Kate and 
Phil needed 

to start 

ha\'ing fnn b\ 

themsel\es'' 



now has the timJl 
and money to pu< 
sue. Both of thei 
miss the kids anJ 
are counting th| 
days to parents 
weekend, but there'l 
a positive twist: 
year ago. I woulc 
have been sobbing 
in my room and Ph 
would be ignoring 



me. 



watching the 



football game. Nov 
were able to com^ 
fort each other.i 
They also gainec 
strength fi^om seeing 
their daughter or 
campus confidently! 
making her way through the maze of 
class registration. doiTnitorv" move-in 



dons, in part because 
it tapped into his 
own fears. One solu- 
tion was for them to 
set aside time even- night to discuss 
■kid worries.' That way. Kate felt her 
concerns were addressed, and Phil and meal-plan sign-ups. 'It's clear 
knew there were limits. she'll be okavV said Kate. 

■"To improve communication. Phil " ".^nd we vNiU. too." said Phil. " Q 

had to get in the habit of expressing 

his views. He resented the way Kate 
orchestrated their life yet acquiesced to 
her suggestions. So now. before mak- 
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After 13 years ofmamage, 

Bui Hardinian, thai a city commissimier for 
Kenhvood, Michigan, would get knots in his 
stomach even' day after work. "I dreculfd my 
-wife exploding the minute I walked in the 
door" says Hardinmn, 57. "She d bring up 
something Jrom years earlier that I wouldn't 
even remember. Invariably, Id recut m anger. 
Tlie tension and strife were terrible." 

"Oh, yes, my anger was always brew- 
ing," admits Clova, 57. whod left her job 
with the Michigan Department oj Civil 
Rights to be a stay-at-home mom. "And I 
-was the queen of dredging up the past." 

The -wake-up call came -when the couple's 
daughter, lalenta, then 10, announced that 
she never -wanted to get married because of 
the -way her parents fought. Shaken, Bill 
signed Clova and him up for a three-day 
maritcd -workshop and retreat run 'y their 
church. Clova icas reluctant to partiapate— 
the -weekend retreat fatured lectures, commu- 
nication exercises and encounter group -with 
other couples— but she agreed, secretly tlwiking 



it -would be a chance "to tell the leader hcrw 
rotten Bill -was." Instead, she had her eyes 
opened. "I realized that I had a lot of a/iger 
fom childhood. My mom supfxirted my dad, 
and then he left her. She tau^ me ne'er to 
give marriage your all because men leiRV. So 
I made my Job ami my daughttr my priori- 
ties, not nn hiLibojid. The retreat made me 
realize I had to stop blammg Bill for the fact 
that I never fit loird b)- myfatha:" 

That -weekend also changed Bill's think- 
ing. "For the first time. I saie Cloi<a as a 
delicate person," he .ujys. 'I strw that her ex- 
plosi-veness grew out of her eftort to pmtect 
her vulnerable side. I made a consdous deri- 
sion to cherish my -wife, and to pursue her." 

He checked in -with Bill, noiv a Michi- 
gan state senator, and Cloi'iu retij-ed, to see 
hozc that pursuit is going. 

Clova: ".\fter the ren-cat. Bill staned 
to court me. and I lo\ed it! Each 
\veek.. he would call and ask for a 
date dining which we couldn't talk 

BY VICTORIA BALFOUR 



Neither Bill nor Clo\a 
Hardiman knew how to breal 
the c\ cle of blame and rage 
that made their marriage a 
constant battleground 



about, our daughter— just ourselves.! 
\\e"ve-been doing that ever since." 
Bill: Fm a polidcian. so I always try| 
to \%'in tlie debate. But I stopped do- 
ing that in our fights, which are rarel 
now. I listen and deal \\ith the issues. 1 
.A.nd Clova is calmer and doesn't! 
dwell on the past. 

Clova: hi a list of things he wanted 
from me. Bill wrote "more compli 
ments." I realized I never compliment 
cd him. I was afraid if I appeared 
needy or eager to please, he would 
lea\e me. just as my dad had. Gradu 



ally, I started doing things to make 
him happy, like cooking meat loaf, hi^ 
favorite dish, or packing notes with 
liis lunch that say "I love you." 
Bill: I happen to love those note- 
Our maniage improved so much di.it 
\'alenta wTOte do\NTi her positi%e feel- 
ings about it on our 23rd anni\ersar\". 
Clova: She has a wonderful mar- 
riage herself, and she and her hus- 
band also go on a date once a week. 
Bill: Our marriage is awesome. For a 
long time, I felt as if we were in a 
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Sea of Love 

When a middle-of-the-night flood brought Seattle 
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he fell for e\er\ -thing he saw — especialh her 



Sure, it rains a lot in Seattle, 

but Christine Rusnak had ne\"er be- 
fore gotten soaked like this. At 2 A.M. 
on Martin Luther King. Jr.. Day. 
2002. Christine woke up to a tonen- 
tial downpour. Imide her apartment. 
It turns out that her upstairs neigh- 
bor's water heater had exploded in 
the middle of the night, sending 70 
gallons of water floodina; into Clrris- 
tine's place, one floor below. As wa- 
ter streamed out of her light fixtures, 
soaking the cai"pets and causing the 
ceilinsf to crumble. Christine >ealized 
she had a crisis on her hands. "It was 
like that scene in The Shining" she 
says. "v\ithout the blood." 

"I kept calling my upstairs neigh- 



bors, but e\en"body in die building 
was gone for the long \\eekcnd." re- 
calls Cltristine. 33. 

Tlie btiilding managers recorded 
message said. "In the case of an 
emergency, call 911." Christine 
thought. / need a plumber, not an ambu- 
lance, but dialed 911 in desperation. 
The operator msisted on sending die 
fire depaicment. 

Within minutes, a tnick from die 
Shoreline Fire Dcpariment rolled 
up. and a ladderaian boinided into 
Chiistine's apartment. "He took one 
look and said, "we need backup." " 
she says. Among the 10 reinforce 
ments who arrived on the second 
truck was Ste^•c .\nderson. \vho'd 

BY DEBORAH BAER 



been on die job a mere two months. 
Distracted as she was. Christine took 
no notice of any particular guy. 

But if Christine was oblivious to 
liini. Ste^•e. 29. was instandy smitten 
with her. despite her bedhead and 
sloppy, black sweatpants. He was al>< i 
captivated bv her laid-back attitude. 
"Here's this situation where most peo- 
ple would be panicked," he says, "and 
she was so charming, joking about 
how she'd ne\er had so many men in 
her apartment at one time before." 
Also. Steve adds with a laugh. "I 
diought she looked great at thiee in 
the morning. And I knew she could 
only look better from that pouit." 

He was also struck by how com- 
fortable and attractive Christine's 
apaitment was. "Firefighters see peo- 
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how they niet 



yXJtliough he wanted to get to know 
Christine, he rehained from flirting, 
for fear ol seeming unprofessional. 

Having done what it could to con- 
tain the damage, the fue squad de- 
parted at around 4 A.M., leaving 
hehind a hig iiluminum tub to catch 
the water that was still dripping 
through a light hxture. "It was to my 
advantage that we left some equip- 
ment there." notes Ste\e, who asked 
his lieutenant's permission to pick up 
the tub— and to ask Christine out. 
The lieutenant gave his blessing. 

At 10 .•\.M., the phone rang, just as 
Christine, a speech pathologist, was 
getting ready for work. "I was run- 
ning late, but Steve kept talking and 
asking questions." she recalls. "Thats 
when it dawned on me that he was 
calling to talk, not just to check on 
the equipment." 

The con\ersation felt so natural to 
Chrisdne that when Steve asked her 
out. she agreed to what was esscndally 
a blind date (she had no memon- of 
which firefighter he was). Tliree days 
later, she went to Steve's house for 
their first date. "He said, 'Since r\e 
seen your place, why don't )ou come 
over and see mine?" I suppose it was 
kind of reckless of me to accept, but 
diere was an insta:it tiTJSt factor with 
him," says Christine. "Plus, I liked 
that he wanted me to see his house. 
A lot of guys trv' to keep their dis- 
tance in the beginning." 

That first date was a success— the 
pair bonded cner their mumal endiu- 
siasm for fitness, the outdoors and the 
TV show £/?— and o\"er the ne.xt se^"- 
eral months, diey feU deeply in love. 
Christine was mo\ed by Ste\e"s atten- 
don to detail. "1 vsould tell him a .-ton.- 
and he'd remember it later." she says. 
"Tliat alone made him difTcrcnt from 
the other guys Id dated. The first 
time he brought me flowers, it was a 



Ste\'e could scarcely belie\e his 
good luck. "First I got my dream 
job, then I met m\- dream girF' 




huge bunch of mlips because he'd no- 
dced a \ase of diem in my apanment. 
He'd e\en write driirgs down to make 
siuT he remembered them, like die 
fact diat I lo\e black licorice. I mean, 
how often does that happen.-'" 

For his part. Ste\-e could scarceh- 
belie%-e his good formne. "First I got 
my dream jc)b. then I bought my 
house, and then I met my dream 
girl." The following .August, the cou- 
ple bought a home of theu- oww. .Af- 
ter settling in. the\- discoxered an 
aluminum tub. identical to the one 
left in Christine's flooded apartment, 
in die shed out back. "How ironic." 
Steve diought. "Tliis is die reason I 
met Chrisdne." 

On the morning of the first aii- 
ni\ersai-\- of die flood. Christine, clad 
in pajamas topped by a coat, was 
\valking the couples dog. Bradee. 
when a Shoreline Fire Department 
U"uck pulled up to the house. Steve's 
work buddies got out. but Stexe was 
no\\-hei-e in si2;ht. Ceitain that dicre'd 



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been an accident. Christine's eye 
started to tear. But the firemen re; 
sured her that Ste\e was on anothe: 
call and that they'd just come by t 
pick up the aluminum tub from th( 
veai" before. 

"\Vliich tub?" Christine asked 
confused. 

"Is this the one you mean?" Chris 
tine turned around and there was 
Steve, holding the mb. He had spray 
painted it silver and loaded it with 
champagne, roses, pictures. bubbL 
bath, and a calendar marking special 
dates in their relationship- includin; 
that of the fatefiil flood. Putting down 
the tub. Steve grabbed Christine's 
hands and said. "This has been the 
most incredible year of my life. I'm so 
thankful for the day the flood hap- 
pened." Then he dropped to one knee 
and proposed. At Christine's whis- 
pered "yes." the rest of the squad 
burst into applause. 

Ste\-e and Christine were married 
the following October, and this Octo- 
ber, diey're expecting their first child. 
"Hood Lo\e " is theu" personal catch- 
phiase-Chi-istine uses it as her e-mail 
"handle." diey'xe written it in w'et ce- 
ment at the local library and it's in- 
scribed on the inside of Steve's 
wedding ring. "We'd love to incorpo- 
rate it into our baby's name," says 
Christine, "but we haven't quite fig- 
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Keenly anticipating her 12th 
birthday this past June, my daughter. 
Lila, left a wish list on my piUow that 
included five books and a reissued 
punk CD by her beloved Ramones. 
As an afterthought she wrote. 
"Clothes-whatever." I kissed the 
messy scrap of paper and rejoiced at 
her indifference. So many moms I 
know are suffering miserably in the 
spaghetti-strapped, multi-pierced, 
low-rider, belly-baring, platform- 
shod, pouty, kandy-kolored. glossy- 
pouted preteen purgatory now 
known as tween fashion. 

All around me. I see what fresh 
hell may await should my girl decide 
to join this conga line in enhanced 
training bras. Violet's mom. ,A.my. 
details to me her seventh grader's 
e.xasperating morning toilet: Twenty 
minutes and sLx clumps of discarded 
clothes to yield one pair of oh-so- 
snug terr\- shorts, leopard- print flip- 
flops and the XX-small T-shirt 
printed with a duh-ism from vapid 
cutie Jessica Simpson ("Do buffaloes 
really have wings?"!. Often \'iolet 
has not even begun the three-cycle 
hair ritual (wasli/dry/ iron) when a 
honk sounds from without. Oops, 
shes done it again— missed the mid- 
dle-school bus. 

Amy has tried both pimishment 
and pleading, to little avail. And 




'Tou re Not Goin; 
Out inThatr 

Unlike other kids. m\ daughter hasn't succumbed 
to micro-minis, mulhple piercings and the other 
naught\-girl st\ les of t\\ een fashion. At least not \et 



she's not alone. Guidance coun- 
selors are up in arms over the spike 
in tardy slips and the need to rede- 
fine dress codes as these morning 
makeovers run overtime— and out- 
of-bounds. To find out %\hat's hot. I 
had only to read the school dress 
code for my son. Sam's eighth-grade 
class trip to Washington. D.C.: 
"Halter tops, tube tops, tank tops 
\N'ith narrow or skinn\" straps, bo.xer 
shorts worn as outerwear. bagg\- 
athletic shorts, short shorts, short 
skirts. T-shirts with inappropriate 
slogans/pictures and mesh shirts 
without shirts underneath will wo/ 
be pennitted. " 

BY GERRI HIRSHEY 



Boy cool is as baggy and big as 
girl smff is right and skimpy, and far 
less labor intensive. But it has its 
rules: Precisely five inches of Sam's 
boxers must show above his jeans 
I and beneath his oversize "hoodie" 
sweatshirt). So far. Sam has towed die 
sanorial line at school, but not with- 
out some major fasliion sulks at the 
mall. At 14. he's been stubbornly logo 
loco for about two years: his fave 
duds feamred a flocked, silk-screened, 
hard-chaiging rhino. Sam's most prob- 
lematic obsession? He's a committed 
sneaker freak: he and his pals e-mail 
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puinpcd, (at laced T-Macs aiul Nike 
Iciiuinalois. And since his feet grow 
like toadstools in the niglit, we often 
tussle over matters of taste and aflord- 
ahilii)'. We've come to rely on the 
hip diplomac)' of a salesclerk named 
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that avert bloodshed. 

I'oi' all their excesses, boys" sneak- 
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of hormonal display. I wish that that 
were so with the more provocative 
girlie tween aesthetic— part Lolita. part 
Lcg'illv Blonde. Lots of the retail ver- 
sions arc witty and cute. But some 
tween bouticiues look like hcadcjuar- 
tcrs for jimior lap dancers; I've seen 
shrinkvvrapped thongs at the check- 
out and cling)' camisoles sold as out- 
erwear. So far Lila's only must-haves 
were mercifully Grated: one pukka- 
shell necklace, two pairs of high-top 
sneakers and a keenly edited selec- 
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still act and dress their age (no make- 
up, no lingerie-just jeans, capris and 
tees). This isn't to say my poppet is 
clueless. She's interested. But her ob- 
servations have the clinical remove ol 
an anthropologist's field report: "'riie 
punk kids buy bagg)' men's stufl at 
Goodwill. The cheerleaders get Juic)' 
outfits at 'i'otally Kool." 

Such tribal divides arc older 

than the ancient Gn-rtvcand Rebel With- 
out a Cause. For the past half century, 
teen fashion has been a mohaired. 
bedenimed, tie-dyed shot across the 
bow of the parental ship. In my ear 
ly teens, August always lound me 
belly down in the warm sand with 
my girlfriends, poring o\er the fat 
fall-preview issues of teen mags. By 
college. I slid off those glossy pages 
entirelv; it was hea\enK- to horrifv 



my mom with frayed bell-bottoms 
and a Tibetan jacket tliat looked like 
a yak's breakfast. Gi\en what I put 
her through. Mommy Dearest still 
ciui't resist a jab at m\- Jolum)- Cash 
adult wardrobe ("Black again? You'd 
look younger in pastels"). 

I've adored e\er\" moment of my 
closet rebellions, and I hope my kids 
revel in the same (if not so cheap) 
thrills. So why am I crceped out by 
today's tween \ersions of Girh Gone 

Fm creeped 
out b\' tw een 
fashion because 
some of it 
crosses the hue 
from cute to 
"come hither'' 

U'lld^ Becatise some of it crosses die 
line from cute to "come hither." Be- 
yond any feminist argument against 
early-onset tart wear is-I admii- 
'e\ery mothers knee-jerk anxiety: 
Now that pedophiles have search 
engines, is this sexy \ersion of dress- 
up safe.-" Closer to home, watching 
high-school bo\s ogle the seventh- 
grade chickies. Tm reminded of that 
leering blues song. "Good Morning 
Little Schoolgirl."' 

Beyond safety, I sec a pretty basic 
mom issue at the heart of diis tug-of- 
war over clothes: There is extreme 
pleasine in dressing yoin^ sweet little 
girl— ami real sorrow the da\' she re- 
fuses to let you do it anymore. 
Draped in the latest rapsier chic. 



\c)in' babN' bo%' is gone forever. An* 
way you look at it. tween and tee| 
shopping becomes a separation i; 
sue-mainly for Mom. Lila may staj 
her resolutely untrendy self or mt' 
tatc overnight into a babe or 
scary multiply pierced Goth. Sai 
could decide his modest buzz ci 
looks better dyed blue. My kids ar| 
not given to exuemes. but I fully n 
alize that the only certainty in raisinj 
adolescents is theii" unpredictability. 

Whatever fashion fate awaits, ;' 
will take comfort in the retail \^'isdon! 
of Tito, who consoled me during one 
shoe battle with Sam: "Hang on 
\\'e"re going back to die classics. Ajic 
\shat \vas old will soon be hot." Sure 
enough. Sam's latest niust-ha\'e shoe.' 
are sleek. ptuT white and minimalist 
There are also signs of a modest re 
treat on the rween girl front: Tweer 
trend spotters report that girls are 
ditching the micro-minis, cropped 
tops and thong-baring jeans. One girl 
they polled said it's a practical con- 
sideration: "Tliat look called for a lot 
more pulling down at your shirt and 
lugging at your pants. AH that makes 
you really imcomfortable." 

Sensibility breaks the Pop-Tart 
stranglehold? Stranger things ha\ c 
happened. WHiich of us adults hasn't 
tossed a fashion crime into the Good- 
will bag, muttering. "What was 1 
thinking?" Since fasliion is historical 
ly cyclical, there's every reason to 
hope that any kid stumbling through 
the darkest fashion daze will conic 
out die other side as the same unique 
soul you adored in OsliKosh overalls. 
And Tito's deeper message is just an 
update on that classic anthem by the 
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Suddenly, a lot of couples 

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\vherc I \sas a member ot the wed- 
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When it comes to relationships, 
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mative action: It might take a pound 
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Ltickih. \vc ha\c yet to experience 
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to. someone whose marriage has in 
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straining order against her spouse i 1 
has emptied a joint bank account. Di 
\-orces ai-e so much a part of our ciil 
ture now: we're the first generatioi 
to grow up expecting that the mar 
riages of oiu" parents, our peers anc 
our children would implode at tht 
same unacceptably high rate. So ], 
didn't expect to be so surprised b) 
just how ugly divorces caii be. 

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not so much die well-kept secrets that 
shock as the revisionist Iristoiy of the 
things )ou diought you already knew 
about. It's the realization that you 
don't rcalh' know anybody until it's 
too late— and then suddenly you 
know too much. 

My wife. Diane, and I disagree on 
whv there have been so many 
breakups aroinid us recently. M)' die- 
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in swarnis even* 15 years or so, like cicadas, broiut 
on in certain marriages b\- the accumulated persoij 
and professional pressures and the kids getting tl 
enough that you cant use "when the kids get oldc* 
as an excuse anymore. Diane \-ie%vs relationships i 
more fragile than that. Her theon.- is that in the life |f 
even- ctmple there are "windows of seduceabilit}" {> 
cither spouse, and astute partners recognize them a^l 
figiuc out what attendon must be paid. 

After Diane explained her seduceabilir\' theor\\ v; 
proceeded to go through all the couples we kno'^ 
speculating on who might be at risk in years li 
come. It is. of course, easier to contemplate the rel 
tionships of your friends than to actually discu 
yoin- own fears. Or maybe the discussion about ot 
er peoples maniage^ is really about your owii. 

I used to be almost ambivalent about divorce 
probabh" because \\q never been through one m 
self. I somehow avoided that "starter marriage 
man)' of m)' friends (and ni)" wife) had in their 20.s 
most of which appeared to end pretrs* amicabl) . 

But di\orce is much more painful and resonai 
when it"s a rehmonsliip diat has suni\-ed into your 3( 
and 4()s. There aie kids inv'olved this time, and diat 
just brutal. I sometimes feel as if I should be pilin 
dicse cliildren into the cai' and taking dicm to die zo 
for. say. a ye;u until dieu" pai-ents get through the worj 
of theu' acting out. And diere's money and properr\' ti 
split up. The biggest diings m)' friends di\'ided duiinj 
die 1980s di\orces were record collections. 

But. ukimateh\ its the less-predictable aspects o 
21st-cenuiry di\orce that so unneiAC me. For e.xam 
pie. I'm seeing more relationships where it's actualh 
the wifes affair that leads an unstable marriage to fi 
nally blow up. 1 realize it's se.xist of me to be sur 
prised by this, but I still am. 

I'm also am.ized at the absolute \\Tecks diat die scp' 
arating and divorcing husbands arc— and how iuud i- 
is for diese guys to find an\'one who will care about 
dieir feelings. I'm not tning to take sides in these di 
\"oivcs. But wliilc bodi llal^■cs of a couple eidicr make 
or break a marriage, people are not accustomed u: 
pacing much attention to die guys emotions. Wlicii 
men realize it's o\er. they are often like sodas t!uu 
ha\ c been sliakcn for years and arc finally opened. 

Vou sliould hear the way men talk about the 
breakup of their marriages dining prixate moments. 
\\ hat thc\' ha\c to say can be amazingly honest, and 
often kind of brilliant. It's all the stuff tliev never said 
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liil ;re going wrong, but were too alVaici to talk about, 
Oil cause saying tbem out loud migbt make tbein loo 
;i lal. It's their guilt about the stuff they know they 
ouldn't have done, but did ar.yway, Ijefore and af 
r their marriages hit the wall. 
i In most cases, their wives (or ex wives) will never 
ar a word of this, h is simply too late for these 
d sights. 
. This breaks my heart, because in 17 \cars of mar- 
age I have become the eternal relationship optimist, 
firmly believe that most screwed-up couples arc just 
few hard-earned insights away from stability. (I'm 
le one who always answers "yes" to "Can this mar- 
age be saved? ") To me, there's nothing worse than 
life-changing realization that arrives just ci/icr the 
ick of time. Especially because, unlike those mar- 
- .ages that failed when we were in our 20s, I'm not 
ure how many of our friends will be able to use 
lese insights to find new love again. 

Wliile the divorce rate has been stable for a wiiile, 
ates of remarriage have gone down, as have the 
irobabilities that a second marriage will work out. 
^d there is also a marked difference between the 
vay men and women handle divorce. In a stunning 
)iece of research published late last year, it was re- 
/caled that divorced men commit suicide nearly 10 
;imes more often than divorced women. BiU, di- 
vorced women don't commit suicide any more often 
han married women do. This information shocks 
3ut somehow doesn't surprise. Divorced women 
know how to take care of one another. Psychological- 
ly, divorced men are like all men— away from work 
they barely know how to take care of themselves. 

I think women often assume that long-married 
guys will be jealous of their peers who are suddenly 
"freed," which is why they often fear that divorce can 
be contagious in groups of couple friends. While I 
have noticed great solidarity among men who bitch 
about their marriages or even stray from them, I've 
seen very little closeness among men whose mar- 
riages are actually over. 

I don't envy these guys their freedom one bit. I wor- 
ry for diem. And I am committed to doing whatever it 
takes not to join them. Q 

Next month: What it means when men say, "Yes, dear." 

Have questiom or comments for Stephen ? E-mail him at 

Ihj. Iieartojah tuba ml @ meredith . ( om . 

Read more cdmut him, ami eatih ul) on his j)a.\t (ohimiis, at 

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FAMILY LOVE FAMILY LIFE 



animal affairs 




"He's the calming force in 
my life," says Grahmann of 
her miniature horse 



Her Perfect Pal 



Donna Grahmann's 

seeing-e\e pon.y is a 

top-notch guide 

aninial-but he's also 

a special friend w ho 

nourishes her soul 



For the first time in four years. 
Donna Grahmann, who is ncarh 
blind, walked around a depanmeni 
store \sidiout die aid of her husband 
or her mother. Instead, she shopped 
widi Pal. her horse. 

Yes. a horse. At 151 pounds and 
2.5-feet tall. Pal. a i-egistered miniatinc 
horse and trained giiidc. is learning to 
go c\"ery\vhere with Grahmann. 43. 
of Magnolia. Texas. Pal wears a har- 
ness and a blanket diat sa\s. "Do not 
touch. Assistance animal on duty." 
and specially made sneakers so his 
hoo\cs don't skid on slippery sur- 
faces. -^ side benefit of the sneakers is 

BY JEANNE MARIE LASKAS 



that the clip clop, clip clop sound c^ i 
Pals gate is muffled, causing less of 
stir among strangers who aren't usei 
to seeing a horse, say. trotting b\- th 
makeup counter, or for that matte 
\\andei-ing dirough die Imen departjjfi 
ment. Pal did a great job of \vaminfl| 
Grahniann that a pile of blankets andf 
pillows had just fallen into one aislei 
He stopped, yanked his head, and: 
led her clear of them. 

Later. Grahmann met her hus- 
band. Da\id. who had been shopping 
on liis own. and drey went outside. It 
was time to test some of Pals 23 \Tr- 
bal commands, such as: "Okay. Pal. 
find the truck!" And so Pal clopped 
to the truck and quietly took his 
place in die back seat of the extended 
cab. He himg his head o\'er the front 
seat, and Gralimann ga\"e him a car- 
rot and a scratcli. "lliats my buddy," f 
she said. "Good bo\'." 

Pal arri\Td in Gralimann's life on 
Thanksgiving Da\-. 2003, and ever 
since it's been a learning experience. 
Using miniature horses as guide ani- 
mals is still in its infancy. Just three 
lia\e been placed in U.S. homes by 
the Guide Horse Foundation of 
Kitrell, North Carolina, the first or- 
ganization to train miniature horses, 
a breed more known to make gieat 
pets dian guide animals. 

.'\n animal lover by natine, Grah- 
mann had considered getting a guide 
dog when her eyesight dramatically 
worsened in die 1990s due to her life- 
long battle with diabetes. But she was 
disheartened by the lengthy waiting 
Ust of the program she looked into. 
There were also her continued 



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lliit'c border collies. How would the)' 
handle a new dog conslandy 1)\' her 
side? She gave up on the idea. Back 
liicn, as she lost all the sight in her 
right eye and the surgeries on her lelt 
reduced her to small spots of vision, 
it seemed e\er\ thing was impossible. 

Indeed, it was as if her whole, hap 
p)' life was coming apart. 

Horses were her first lo\e. As a 
kid, she had asked her mother for a 
horse every year for C-hristmas, and 
when she tinned 17, her wish finally 
came true. Grahmann rode Rebel in 
iiorse shows for years, winning rib- 
bons and state championships— and 
he exentually led her to David, a con- 
tractor whom slie met at the barn 
where the horse was boarded. When 
she married David. Rebel came too, 
moving into a small barn in the cou- 
ple's tliree-acre backyard. Grahmann 
contintied to ride in competitions 
even as her eyesight deteriorated. 
"Rebel and I were automatic." she 
says. "I trusted him with my life." 

Then, in 1990, she lost Rebel to a 
single bolt of lightning while he stood 
by the barn. It was a devastating loss 
for a woman who was already losing 
so much. As darkness filled her 
world in the most literal ways, what 
she held onto was the memory of 
Rebels eyes. She nc\er found anoth- 
er horse with "Rebel eyes." 

One day, in 2002, her mother was 
with her in the waiting room of a 
doctor's office. "You re not going to 
believe this." her mother said, read- 
ino, a masjazine. "Guide horses.-'" She 
read the article to Grahmann. The 
Guide Horse Foundation was 
founded in 1999 by Janet Binleson. 
a veteran horse trainer, and her hus- 
band, Don. Their inspiration, in 
part, was their pet miniaiurc horse. 
Twinkie (she's the mascot lor the 
organization, and not in service). 




Decked out in sneakers, Pal 
helps Grahmann shop on 
Main Street in Tomball, Texas 



who fcjllowed ilicm around like a clog. 

Anyone who has ever seen a po- 
lice horse navigate cit)- traffic knows 
that well-trained horses can be in- 
credibly calm and focused, .^s herd 
animals, horses can form bonds for 
life, making them ideal ser\ice ani- 
mals. Horses also ha\e great memo- 
ries, are vigilant, and can see in a 
range of nearly 360 degrees and ha\e 
excellent night vision. Burleson, w ho 
had trained Arabians for 30 years, 
knew how to teach commands, and 
with the help of guide-dog trainers, 
eventually came up with a system 
that worked. 

The volunteer-run Guide Horse 
Foundation is funded by donation, so 
the horses are placed free of charge. 
Each horse goes through at least six 
months of training b\- Burleson and 
her team. Guide horses aren't for 
e\er\one— vou need a \ard big 
enough for grazing and a small shel- 
ter-but they're alternatives for people 
who are allergic to or afraid of dogs, 
and for diose \vho want a guide ani- 
mal with a long life span: Miniature 
horses normally live up to 35 years. 

Grahmann went to \orth Carolina 
for a three-week training course on 
how to work with Pal. He aheadv 
knew the verb;il conmiands. btit she 
had to learn how to handle his har- 
ness, how to ride escalators wiUi him. 
how to cross the street, and how to 
know just when he had to go outside. 



lYes. horses caii be housetrained.) 

"Pal has totally changed my life 
Grahmann says. "I couldn't go an) 
where by myself before— and nov a 
look at me!" She and her husban 
are teaching Pal the layout of th 
\\ hole mail— the)' simply take him foi i 
walks^ making note of doors and eld 
vators. Once Pal learns its layouc 
Grahmann will be free to wandc 
into die food court and into dressing 
rooms, just die two of them. He doc- 
n't help her inside her home, al 
though it would certainly be possible 
to train him to. But Gralimami dot^ 
n't need a lot of help around tin 
house, so she keeps Pal in Rebel's olc; 
barn, with a companion horse, also .i 
miniature. (The foundation insists 
that die horses have companions foi 
their mental healdi. and so diey do- 
nate them, too.; 

Pal has already brought Grah- 
niami some degree of mobility, such 
as on diat recent day of shopping in ,i 
department store. A small niomem. 
but a real joy for a woman who for 
years has been unable to move about 
without the assistance of a famih ' 
member. But her newfound freedom 
is about more than just logistics. 

"Pal has Rebel eyes." she savs widi 
a whisper of longing. "I saw them the 
first day I met him." She saw them 
through die small spots of vision. She 
saw them and fell in love. "I em- 
braced him and loved him and petted 
him. and he soaked it all in. He's be- 
come the calming force of my life." Q 



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You can take the cat out of the wild, but you can't take the wild out of the cat. 

Yes, Fluffy, Mittens and Bootsy each has a tiger inside. 

Cats are natural-born hunters. And they can't help it. 

Cats are little lions, little cheetahs, little sabertooth tigers. And they know it. 

Your carpet is the safari. Your couch a gazelle. 

A cat is a cat is a cat, whether it's the lion in the Serengeti or the cat in your kitchen. 

Cats don't ask permission. Cats don't debate. Cats don't wonder why. Cats act and react. 

Call it nature, call it instinct, call it what you will. 

We celebrate the cat for being a cat. We embrace them and their animal instincts. 

It's why we have veterinarians and experts. It's why we have a cat learning center. 

It's why we have a better understanding of cats. It's why we have a better cat food. 





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'our cat is a hunrer with a wild 
streak that goes back millions of 
years. This is true of all cats. Not 
just tigers. Not just lions. Not just 
cheetahs and leopards. Your cat, too. 




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Yes, that lovable little scoundrel 
constant!)' knocks over your ferr 
gets stuck behind the dryer is o^( 
the world's greatest hunters. In si 
your cat has an inner beast. Feed?. 



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Cats are built to be the most efficient crucial in detecting prey or anticipating attacks f »i 

hunting machines on land. They see ever)' cat's greatest enemy, the dreaded vacuum cleale 
seven times better in the dark than 

Humans can. Cats can rotate each Once a cat spots his prey, he's got to catch it. Most ) 

ear independent!)' 180', and turn catch their prey by pouncing. They can jump m 

them in the direction of a sound six times their own height. If people could jump i 

faster than any watchdog. This is that, we wouldn't need ladders to clean our guttei 




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carnivores, cats have razor-sharp teeth, 

rheir canines to their molars. Cats use 

molars to tear food into pieces small 

;h to swallow, unlike humans, who use their 

rs to grind. This could be a big part of why 

lever see cats chewing bubblegum. 



The only thing sharjx-r than cats' teeth may be rheir 
claws, which they can extend and retract at will. 
Cats use them to mark their hunting territory, 
which can range up to 2,000 acres. Sadly, many 
innocent sofas and table legs have also been 
The ih; feci inni claimcd by this instinctual urge. 




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learn about the hunting characteristics of cats? 
luse Whiskas' isn't just a cat food company. We're 
t company. That's why we have a cat learning 
er with over 100 veterinarians and more than 600 
itists who live and play with cats 365 days a year, 
only that, Whiskas' works with leading experts 
in universities, research institutes 
and government organ iziitions, as well 
hffi , as veterinarians in private practice. 

For us, making the best cat food is 

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nutrition. It's about behavior, attimde 

and taste. It's about understanding 

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( )„. hhhic. III him- ..,(, .hnr the way their mouths were designed. 
It's also the reason why our foods are made with beef, 
poultry and fish, providing the necessary protein and 
great meaty tastes cats absolutely crave. 

Everything we know about cats has been distilled to 

fit into a pouch, can or bag of Whiskas cat food. So 

try not to laugh when your cat savagely pounces on 

your sofa pillow. Feed his inner beast with Whiskas. 

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Some women 
float through 
life on a cloud 
of charm, easily 
securing desirable 
husbands and jobs. 
The rest of us: 
earthbound forever 
But believe it or 
not, we can all 
increase our charm 
quotient, says Helen 
Fisher, Ph.D., a 
research professor 
in the department 
of anthropology at 
Rutgers University 
in New Brunswick, 
New Jersey. Her 
crystallizing 
definition: Charm is 
the ability to make 
others feel good 
about themselves. 
Of course, it comes 
more effortlessly 




for some people- 
but it's never too 
late to master the 
basics. First, learn 
how to listen. 
Charming people 
practice "active 
listening"— they 
convey interest in 
other people, 
asking lots of 
questions, following 
up. Second, they 
smile. A lot. "When 
you look at a happy 
person, your face 
imitates her face," 
Fisher says. "And 
when you smile, it 
triggers some 
circuitry in the brain 
that makes you 
feel good. So you 
are drawn to that 
person." 

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ookiiig for the secret to real joy? We've got good news: 
Hiere's more than one. Researchers Rick Foster and Greg 
Hicks tra\eled the U.S. and Europe inteniewing happy people 
across the map. Tlie pair found nine commonalities among 
cheerful folk, which dic)' rc\'cal in their book Hoiv We Choose to 
Be Hapfn: The 9 Choiees of Rxtremely Happy People— Their Seereh, 
Their Stories. But don't just take their word. Pi-eliminary results I 
from medical studies currently under way validate the book's 
findings. To get a head start, try die top three secrets: 
BE ACCOUNTABLE: Happy people refuse to be victims because 
blame doesn't allow you to nuive fonvard. 

iTEND TO BE H-\PPv Oncc you plant a seed in your brain to 
be nun'e content, ycni can shift the way you see the world. 
SEE "l"Ht GOOD IN ^HE BAD When something bad happens, 
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Soothe Stre.ss \\'rrHoiiT Leaving Home 



Is stress a uniquely American 
phenomenon? No, but some 
cultures seem able to cope better 
with stress, say researchers from 
the University of Missouri- 
Columbia. They surveyed 3,000 
Taiwanese and more than 1,000 
South Korean students and saw 
some key differences: While 
Asians tend to consult with older 



family members during times of 
stress. In the U.S. we tend to try to 
fix our problems ourselves. "In 
Asia, the prevailing attitude tends 
to be, 'We're all In this together," 
but In America we have this idea 
that 'I have to solve this problem 
on my own," " says Puncky 
Heppner, Ph.D., professor of 
educational, school and 



counseling psychology. The study 
suggests that we tend to forget 
our older family and community 
members have years of wisdom 
that we could benefit from. 

The next time you're feeling 
frazzled, turn to an older family 
member. You might get some 
totally relevant— and deeply 
caring— advice. —Melinda Page 



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llve^ziaugii 

Fear of 
Food Shopping 



Somedmes my husband and I won- 
der how vve"ve managed to stay to- 
erethcr for 12 vears, considerino; that 
we have so little in common. Then I 
remember oiu' secret: grocer}- shop- 
ping. He lo^■es it and does almost all 
of it. I. on the other hand, enter a 
supermarket with the same vague 
sense of dread a lab bunny must feel 
when he spies an eyedropper: No 
s;ood can come of this. 

Tve tried to figure out why I hate 
food shopping so much, and I've 
narrowed it down to three key rea- 
sons. First. I hate too much choice. 
What's a desirable quality in a 
frozen French ir\'? Being soft on the 
inside and crispy on the outside, 
right? This isn't terribly complicat- 
ed. Yet I noticed recently that there 
are now Golden Crinkles. Fast Food 
Fries. Zesty Twirls, not to mention 
an Extra Crispy line. 

So just what were the fries Fd 
been buying all along— the Not 
Quite Crispy Enough Fry? The I 
Am Failing My Children by Not 
Gi\4ng Them A]l die Cnanch The}- 
Could Ask for Tater Tot? Faced 
with the need to make so many of 
these kinds of mind numbingly nu- 
anced decisions. I become as fren- 
zied and outraged as a toddler. 
Please, just give me a French fry 
that's crunchy. people! 




glad \-ou asked. Fd tell youjf 
the print on the packagij^ 
weren't so obscenely smi 
though I did make out tfe 
words spirulina. chlorel| 
ul\-a and dulse. And I got !» 
involved reading about :: 
benefits of proteolytic e^ 
z}Taes that I failed to notice- 
until a helpful shopper alertJ 
me— that my omnivorous f\\» 
bo}"s were happil}" tearing im 
a pound of ra\\- meat. 

If onl}' I could shop wi| 

the pure, unadulterated jc 

of my husband. John, or fl 

that matter, my son Henry. Youi 

think that Henry, being not yet 



Second. I hate too much infonna- 
tion. I'd like to go back to die time 
when one could purchase, say. a \vould be as overwhelmed as I am i 
piece of cheese \\"ithout the benefit of die supermarket. But no. All I ha\ c ti 



a historical naiTati\"e. Tliere are too 
man\" frusuated screenwTiters in the 
food-marketing business. I think of 
m\' recent desu'e for an energ%- bar. I 
wanted to buy one energy bar. so 
naturall}- 1 ended up widi 14 because 
how could I possibh' pick only one 
from the tiOO different choices of- 
fered to me? 

An}\\ay. I made ni}' usual mis- 
take of pausing for a moment to 
read about them. One compan\- be- 
lieves that "food feeds our souls, 
lifts our spirits, noiuishes and sus- 
tains us." and that bv eating its 
brand you can ]oin them in 
"healthy, joyous living." Hcv. its 
not just a snack— its a religious ex- 
perience! Or perhaps }ou"re cra\ing 
an energizing health shake with 
"critical keto-nurrients'"? And exact- 
Iv whats a kcto-nutricnt? I'm so 

BY JUDITH NEWMAN 



do is bark out orders— "banana."" "m^ 
glut."" "potato chip"'— and he fetchqi 
the bi-aiid within reach and thro\\^ 
in his "customer-in-training"" cai 
Hemy doesn"t angst over crisp} \ 
extra crispy. Since he camiot yet reac 
he doesn"t feel compelled to pori 
o\"er the long, proud histor}- of Pep' 
peridge Farm or the jolly cama 
raderie of the Keebler Elves. .-; 
grocei"}" store, to him. is like a tnp tcj 
the North Pole, filled with merr}- pec 
pie and an abundance of good things 
Still. I sometimes worr}- about the 
future. Last week, for the first time 
Henry reached for two bottles o 
soda. One was Coke, and one \\a; 
Pepsi. "Dis? Oi" dis? "" he inquiied. H( 
looked confounded by the choice, j 
handed him a package of grounc 
chuck to eat and told him we'd diiiik 
about it later. O 



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We adults should 

take a cue from kids 

when it comes to our 

birthdays— making 

them days of delights 

and wish fulfillment as 

well as basking in the 

glory of who we are, 

and might still become 

BY LESLEY DORMKN 



ji^LL 



Tlierc vou are. spinning the sn"eeuii£r-cai"d racks. tiAiiiir to find the 
perfect card to ackno\\"ledge a friends fomsometliing biithday. On 
one rack are the so-called fimnv caids. each one "humorously" ad- 
dressinsf a theme about female atrins:: the hilainous loss of muscle 
tone, the comedv of fora^etftilness. the lausrh riot of Ivins; about 
\our ase. On anodier rack a:c the lieai^ts-and-flowers cai^ds assurins; 
yom- pal she's not only getting older, shes getting better, and fur- 
diermore. she's die wind beneadi your uings. (Yuck. Is this a birth- 
da%" or a coronation.^ You spin yet a third rack. tr)'ing to find 
somediing that speaks to die witty, \\isc. complicated, compelling 
flesh-and-blood woman you know and are vourself. in fact), the 
one planning to ueat herself to eidier a Botox shot or a Buddhist re- 
treat for this year's birdiday and who has instiaicted her fiiends to 
skip die gifts a:id donate money to a chaiity instead. continued 



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Is it any wonder the greeting-card 
industry has a hard time getting it 
right? Whether a woman is 27 or 67. 
when her birthday rolls around, she's 
likely to find herself holding a psy- 
chic party bag filled with contradic- 
tory emotions. Yet disentangling 
those fears and hopes and dreams- 
and figuring out how comfortable we 
are with omselves and with 
the fact that we are getting 
older-can lead to a greater 
self-awareness, and hopefully 
a new sense of satisfaction. 

But first, there's the matter 
of mortality. However sweet 
the spotlight, delicious the 
cake and splendid the pres- 
ents, a birthday is a reminder 
that time is passing, diat this da)— this 
us— will never come again. "Birthdays 
remind us of our impermanence." 
says Phyllis Koch-Sheras. Ph.D.. a 
clinical psychologist in Char- 
lottesville. Virginia. Accordingly, we 
want to seize the day— or pull tlie co\- 
ers back over our heads. Impadent as 
children are for the privileges that 
come attached to age— fust bike, first 
bra. first dri\'er's license— even they 
can sense the ending that is wTapped 
in each of their new beginnings. One 
woman vividly remembers that line 
of demarcation more than 30 years 
later: "At age 9 I thought. Well, this is 
my last birthdny where my age u a single 
digit. It felt like the end of childhood 
to me." 

In fact, your birthday is the perfect 
time to reflect on the person \ou are 
and to examine your goals. Birthdays 
have been occasions to take inven- 
tor)' since the in\ention of the calen- 
dar, a \vord that comes from the 
Latin root kalendae and means "the 
day on which the accounts are due." 
Now the accoundng we do is person- 
al. "Just about any birthday can 



nudge us into taking stock." says 
Carol Goldberg. Ph.D.. a clinical psy- 
chologist in New York City. "We 
compare where we are with where 
we thought we'd be at whate\er age 
we've reached." It's common to use a 
birthday to set goals for oursehes- 
lose the last 10 pounds, push for a 
promotion, quit smoking— but this 



only serves to undermine the plea- 
sure principle so intrinsic to birthdays. 

If we can instead tap into dieir po- 
tential for delight— the \va%" kids expe- 
rience them e\"er%"where— the rewai-ds 
can be rich indeed. "I like to make 
a fuss, and the one year I skipped 
celebrating. I \vound up feeling sad 
about it." says Melissa Sandor. a 
fund-raising consultant who li\es in 
New York Cit)'. "So last )eai-. I went 
to dinner with friends. Someone 
brought sparklers, and when vve fit 
them, you could see delight on the 
face of every single adult in the 
restaurant. 'We were all transformed 
into children. I had a ball." 

Treating diat one da)- as the sug- 
ar)' rose on die )"eai's cake, an orgv 
of \\ish fulfillment, ego sn'oking and 
glutton)-, is e.xacd)- die son of cliild- 
ish beha\-ior we should refuse to out- 
grow. sa)-s Sheenali Hankin. Ph.D.. 
audior of Complete Confidence: Playing 
the Game oj Life Jfifh a Jf Inning Hand, 
"Your biithda)- is a da)- to celebrate 
the year gone bv in whatever wav 
that feels special to you. glory in 
what vou'^•e achic\-ed and toast the 



)-ear that lies ahead," Hankin says. ;< 
^\Ti)- is it so hard for us growTi-us 
to wallow in the cheeky, snea? 
pleasures of blou-ing out a birthd;- 
candle or delisfhtina: in a brand-nt 
trinket? Mter all. this is a time \\ l.ii 
man)- of us are abandoning societr, 
fixed ideas about what any given a: 
is "supposed" to look like, feel li 
and signify. We live lon^ 
than any previous gene 
tion. ^Ve're far more heali 
and fitness conscious 
smoke-and-mirror effects 
\M-inkle creams and cosmci 
surger)- have blurred reali 
e\en more. Could it possibl 
matter how many candles 
sparkling on the birthd 
cake when every 40-year-old firsl 
time mother, ever)- 50-year-old c 
lege freshman, every 60-year-o 
niaiathon biker expands our unde| 
standing and experience of age? 



Milestones are always tricky ans 
always will be. When we'r[i 
)Oung. birthda)-s serve as reminden 
of imminent adulthood and all of it 
intoxicating freedoms— "I'm 16, now 
can drive" and "I'm 18. now I cai 
vote." Once we settle into midlifel 
birthdays are reminders, no matte]; 
how posid\-e our attitude tovvard ag 
ing. of less exciting mai'kers. It can al' 
be a litde stunning, as when the dav 
an-ives that )-ou definitely can't reac 
the menu wthout glasses . . . your 
doctor or boss turns out to be )oun 
ger dian )ou are . . . you realize the 
guy standing behind the Starbuck;^ 
counter isn"t flirting with you at all 
but with your 13-year-old daughter. 

Everyone brings to birthdays a 
perfecdy noimal human \-anir)-. And 
even as \ve compare notes on this 
astounding and mysterious joume)'. 
we can't help but be continued 



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anything other than our own idios\n 
cratic sches. variously insisting that 
40 was a cakewalk and 50 a shock- 
or was it the other way around? 

The philosopher Kierkegaard's fa- 
mous obsenation that we live life for- 
ward but understand it backward is a 
birthday paradox were all destined to 
appreciate. "I have this photo of my- 
self on the beach in a bikini from the 
summer I turned 40," says 48-year-old 
writer Fran Jacobs. "I remember hat- 
ing this picture. I thought my thighs 
were too heavy and my stomach 
wasnt flat enough. Today I look at 
that picture and think, God. I look 
great! No. I didn't look 18-when 
youre 18. you're a miracle of nature— 
but at 40 I had a nice body and didn't 
even know it." Others cling to the 
thought that we'll ne\er look as good 
as we do on this birthda)' right now- 
until we get to our next biithda)" and 



think 



exacdv the same thine;. 



In other words, age is in the eye of 
the birthday beholder. "WTien I was 
38. the temble )"eai- of my di\orce, I 
felt aircient." says a friend. "Now I'm 
48 but feel light vears vounger because 
I'm so much happier." And then 
there's my favorite birthday mind- 
binder, anotiier dear friend, this one in 
her late 60s. who confided in me that' 
she routinely adds five )eai"s to her age 
and, as a consequence, is always being 
told how wonderfiil she looks. 

On any gi\-en da)' I'm one age on 
my driver's license, one age on my 
yoga mat and a third age in my head. 
Researchers at Brandeis Universir\- in 
Waltham, Massachusetts, wanted to 
know if feelina: ^■oun2fer was tied to 
feeling happier— ha\ing higher self- 
esteem and better body image and 
being more satisfied with life. Tliey 
predicted that as women continued to 
age, their subjective age (how old 
thev "feel" inside, resrardless of dieii' 




als 



birthday) would continue to drop. 
^\ell. they %vere right about that. 

But the researchers had also ex- 
pected that the older women with the 
gieatest discrepancy bet^\■een dieii- ac- 
nial age and dieir inner age ^vould be 
the happiest \\iih ho\v life is going- 
and diey %vere completely \NTong. It 
amis out diat die women \vho were 
most accepting of dieii" age. and had 
no interest in diso\Miiiig it to anyone. 
\vcre the ones \v"ho scored die highest 
satisfaction \Nith theii' lives. Conclu- 
sion.-' It isn't how vountr \\c feel but 



ho\v in s)Tic we are with our chrom 
logical age itself that determines o; 
feelin2:s of ^veil-being. 

So when another birthday roll 
aiound. don't ignore it. Don't ol 
about vour asre or vour undone lis 
of lifetime "to-dos." Do what I plan tc 
do each October 13: Wake up happ^i 
and proud and primed for the pie 
sures the day wiU bring. 

Spaiklers would be nice. 



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doctor about your medical condition or treatment. 

What is STRAHERA? 

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and interrupting others. Some patients have more symptoms of hyperactivity 
and impulsiveness while others have more symptoms of inattentiveness. Some 
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Symptoms of ADHD in adults may include a lack of organization, problems 
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processing of information, difficulty learning new things, irritability, lack of 
motivation, sensitivity to criticism, forgetfulness, low self-esteem, and 
excessive effort to maintain some organization. The symptoms shown by 
adults who primarily have attention problems but not hyperactivity have been 
commonly described as Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD). 

Many people have symptoms like these from time to time, but patients with 
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Do not take STRATTERA if: 

' you took a medicine known as a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) 
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• you have narrow angle glaucoma, an eye disease. 

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Talk to your doctor before taking STRATTERA if you: 

• have or had liver problems. You may need a lov/er dose. 

• have high blood pressure. STRATTERA can increase blood pressure. 

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medicines. 

Certain medicines may change the way your body reacts to STRATTERA. 
These include medicines used to treat depression [like Paxil' (paroxetine 
hydrochloride) and Prozac- (fluoxetine hydrochloride)], and certain other 
medicines (like quinidine). Your doctor may need to change your dose of 
STRATTERA if you are taking it with these medicines. 

STRATTERA may change the way your body reacts to oral or intravenous 
albuterol (or drugs with similar actions), but the effectiveness of these drugs 
will not be changed. Talk with your doctor before taking STRATTERA if you are 
taking albuterol. 

How should I take STRATTERA? 

• Take STRATTERA according to your doctor's instructions. This is usually 
taken 1 or 2 times a day (morning and late afternoon/early evening). 

• You can take STRATTERA with or without food. 

• If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible, but do not take more than 
your total daily dose in any 24-hour period. 

• Taking STRATTERA at the same time each day may help you remember. 

STRATHRA" (atomoxetine HCH 



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60 mg. 

Call your doctor right away If you take more ttian your prescribed 

STRATTERA 

Other important safety intormation about STRATTERA 
Use caution v/hen driving a car or operating heavy machinery until yod 

how STRATTERA affects you. 
Talk to your doctor if you are: 

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• breast-feeding. We do not know if STRATTERA can pass into your j 
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What are the possible side effects of STRATTERA? 

The most common side effects of STRATTERA used in teenager 
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• upset stomach 

• decreased appetite 

• nausea or vomiting 

• dizziness 

• tiredness 

• mood sv,^ings 

Weight loss may occur after starting STRATTERA. It is not known if gH 
will be slowed in children who use STRATTERA for a long period of time.| 
doctor v/ill watch your weight apd height. If you are not grov/ing or ga 
weight as expected your doctor;iTiay change your treatment of STRATTE| 

The most common side effects of STRATTERA used in adults are: 

• constipation 

• dry mouth 

• nausea 

• decreased appetite 

• dizziness 

• problems sleeping 

• sexual side effects 

• problems urinating 

• menstrual cramps 

Stop taking STRATTERA and call your doctor right av«y if you get swe| 
or hives. STRATTERA can cause a senous allergic reaction in rare cases. 

This is not a complete list of side effects. Talk to your doctor if you dev| 
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General advice about STRATTERA 

STRATTERA has not been studied in children under 6 years old. 

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentione 
patient information leaflets. Do not use STRATTERA for a condition for whitj 
was not prescribed. Do not give STRATTERA to other people, even if they 1 
the same symptoms you have. 

This leaflet summarizes the most important information about STRATTE 
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doctor or pharmacist for information on STRATTERA that is written tor hel 
professionals. You can also call 1-800-LILLY-RX (1-800-545-5979) or visit f 
website at vA'Av.strattera.com. 

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Active ingredient: atomoxetine. 

Inactive ingredients: pregelatinized starch, dimethicone, gelatin, sodin 
lauPy'l sulfate. FD&C Blue No. 2. synthetic yellow iron oxide, titanium dioxi' 
and edible black ink. 

Store STRATTERA at room temperature. 

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Administration. 

Literature revised January 9, 2004 

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THE LOOK: One-Step Shine 

Not quite a lipstick and not quite a 
gloss, there's a new hybrid lip formula in 
town. With just one swipe, your lips will 
look both glossy and covered with color. 
TIjink of It asi^s year's take on sexy, 
pouty \\qs.\ i^*- 

How to get it: took for lip fornnulas that 
tout slairie m their name. This look is 
aspeciafl|» prett^in lighter shades, which 
mimic your lip's natural tone. 
Great toti^,^ ChanerAquaLumiere Sheer 
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THE LOOK: Fresh Cream 

Cream lipsticks are a makeup-bag 
staple, and this fail they're better than 
ever, with many formulas now infused 
with soothing moisturizers. When done 
up in a deep berry color, this lip will be 
your best accessory this season. 
How to get it: Apply color directly from 
the tube to get an intense look; dab it on 
with a brush, and you'll end up with a 
more subdued shade Also, with a lip thi^_, 
powerful, a pale eye is your best bet. 
Great to try: Avon My Lip Miracle in 
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5RLL YOU NEED FOR LIPS 

If your day doesn't officially start until 
you've swiped on that perfect lip color 
then this is your season. Get ready to 
choose from a multitude of formulas, . i 
including creamy, hydrating and age- ? i 
repairing creams; metallic and shiny 
finishes that look trendy yet 
sophisticated; and«i)[^ balm and glos 
choices than you ever thought possible i 



T Apt. 5 Day 2 Nite lip color shade i 

#DN-62, $7.50, gives you three options c 
deep color, clear gloss or a 
combination of both all in one tube. 

2 Bloom Lip Tint in Veil, $15, fits into | 
the teeniest makeup bag and feels as | 
comfy to wear as your favorite lip balm < 

3 YSL Rouge Personnel Multi-Finish i 
Lipstick No. 25 Ruby Red, $27, is that s 
perfect, glamorous shade of red. 

4 Climque Color Surge Lip Lacquer 
Demi-Matte Metallics in Rockstar, 
$15.SO, dries to a powdery finish and i 
delivers just a fleck of metal spark. , 

5 Mary Kay Lip Gloss in Tiger Lily, $12, 
is a universally flattering, of-the- 
moment coral color. 6 DuWop Neutral i 
Lip Pencil in Neutron, $17, matches any 
lip color and glides effortlessly over the 
lips. 7 Prestige lipstick in Beet, $3.95. 
can be layered under gloss or worn 
alone for even greater impact. 

8 Kanebo Lasting Lip Colour in Ginger 
Red, $30, not only lasts for hours but 
boasts antiaging Ingredients for a 
moist and soothing effect. 

9 Maybelline New York Forever 
Metallics Metal-Shine Lipcolor Pencil in 
Shell Shimmer, $6.75, is a. chubby lip 
pencil that you can use as a liner or for 
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>OK: Clamor for Coral 

ind unabashedly brilliant, the 
^ frig,6f coral and gloss equals pure 
-Hollywood glamour. Plus,, since it's more 
pigmented than nude, yet not as sticky- 
sweet aspinkgC^I is quickly becoming 

(ither top your 
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& a gloss with full- 
rage." 
Usytry: Cover Girl Outlast 
jliwear Lipcolor in Coral Satin, $7.99 



THE LOOK: Go-Go Gre 

Our love affair with green eyeTna 
still going strong, as it delivers the 
definition of a more traditional dark 
ghade, but looks surprising and new. Pair 
Kwith another autumn shade for a sexy 
yet understated look. 
How to get it: Get the most out of green 
by wearing it as a liner. Liquid liner is 
our preferred formula, as it's both 
wearable and trendy; a medium to d 

•- "--most impactful. 

iMaybelline New York 
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Black, winged eyeliner|ss6ibea<jtifJ 
powerful that it can carry yaur whpl 
face with nothing else but a fringe' 
sexy lashes. '.'j-^ , 

How to get It: Only a liquid t)j4r v^ril^ 
give you this "oooh!" result. Fir^, xkil 
an off-white shadow over the 
anything stronger will compete witn tne\ 
liner Next, carefully line from inner lash 
line to the edge of the \ic extendiiTg it a| 
bit past where you'd normally stop.l^ 
Great to try: Bed Head Make 
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ong gone, but that 
jt vivid shadows should 
bforage^There's no faster way 
tze than by pla^o» with color. 
:rttowto get it: First, line the entire^ eye 
with black liner and smudge. Next, 
carefully concentrate the color in "" 
inner corner of your eye. Co 
was used for this photo, ■"■■* 
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Great to try: Lorac Eye It-Kit i 
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combining shimmery 
copper shadow with 
a dash of black liner. 
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ick liner keeps-this oranC 

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THE LOOK: White Light 

It's a tried-and-true makeup-art 
and one that will serve you well this fall. 
The secret? White eye makeup, especially 
when applied with a pencil, gives the 
illusion of bigger and brighter eyes. 

How to get it: Press a white pencil in the 
inner corner and bring it across the 
bottom rim. When combined with a 
darker shade, the white enlivens the look. 
Great to try: Make Up For Ever Eye 
Pencil in White O, $16 



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Hourglass Trace Eye Liner in Mystic, 
28, delivers a multitude of looks, from 
^strained to attention getting. 
! Guerlain Divinora Radiant Colour 
ingle Eyeshadow In Day Fever, $24, Is 
Iheer, yet packs a hearty punch of 
himmer. 3 PIxi Triple Eye ColouMn 
.driana, $28, can be used both to line 
he eyes (just use a thin brush for 
>reclse application) as well as to 
lighlight. 4 Maybelllne New York XXL 
/olume + Length Microflber Mascara, 
17.95, will transform your lashes Into 
weapons of seduction. 5 Estee Lauder 
Pure Color EyeLiner In Khaki, $20, ^ 
supplies that perfect line, in one of 
fall's most enticing shades. 6 Clarins 
Colour Quartet For Eyes in Nude 
Shimmers 02, $36, covers your shadow 
[basics in one slim compact. / ll-Makiage 
White Eye Pencil in Kohl-kajal texture, 
$13, is the new makeup must-have. 
8 Prescriptives Eye Liner Duo in Buzz, 
$20, gives you black liner on one end 
and a golden shimmery color on the 
other 9 Shiseido The Makeup 
Accentuating Color in Fire Opal, $20, 
is a fun fall treat. 




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This fall, choose from new chic liati, perfect pumps and sexy 
slingbacks, all detailed in rich textures and color 




From Fabulous Flats . . . 

1 These rounded-square-toe flats add kick to any outfit. 
Banana Republic, $108 2 Tweed graces accessories, too. 
These sophisticated salt-and-pepper flats are a perfect 
example. Nine West, $69 3 These plum, patent-leather, 
croc-textured pumps instantly liven up a neutral outfit. 
Carlos by Carlos Santana, $79 4 Gray is the new neutral, 
and these suede pumps with menswear-i